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I'm attempting to install a handful of packages on my RHEL 5.10 (Tikanga) server, however I'm prevented from doing this because of an installed repo with zero packages.

When I do yum repolist, it shows up as this (other repos hidden):

 repo id       repo name                     status 
 zabbix        RS Zabbix Repository          0

I came across the answer in this thread however, I'd rather update it or restore the packages that it should have rather than delete or disable it.

How can I go about this? All searching points to systems that do not apply to me. Here is the output from yum repolist -v zabbix:

Loading "rhnplugin" plugin  Loading "security" plugin  Config time:
0.072 This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite. Looking for repo options for [main] Looking for repo options for [rhel-x86_64-server-5] Repo 'rhel-x86_64-server-5' setting option 'enabled' = '1' Repo 'rhel-x86_64-server-5' setting option 'gpgcheck' = '1' Looking for repo options for [rs-rhel-x86_64-server-5-common] Repo 'rs-rhel-x86_64-server-5-common' setting option 'enabled' = '1' Repo 'rs-rhel-x86_64-server-5-common' setting option 'gpgcheck'
= '1' Looking for repo options for [rhel-x86_64-server-vt-5] Repo 'rhel-x86_64-server-vt-5' setting option 'enabled' = '1' Repo 'rhel-x86_64-server-vt-5' setting option 'gpgcheck' = '1' Yum Version:
3.2.22 http://el5.racklabs.co.uk/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found Trying other mirror. Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: zabbix. Please verify its path and try again
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Is this a local mirror of the repo, or are you trying to access the main zabbix repo? – Jenny D Feb 18 '14 at 11:46
@JennyD I'm not sure, is there a way to determine this? yum info zabbix doesn't return repo information. – crmpicco Feb 18 '14 at 11:51
yum info gives info about packages. yum repolist -v zabbix will show you the info about the repo. – Jenny D Feb 18 '14 at 11:58
@JennyD Thanks, please see my edit. – crmpicco Feb 18 '14 at 12:10
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The URL appears to be broken or incorrect for Zabbix.

$ curl -I http://el5.racklabs.co.uk/repodata/repomd.xml
HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Content-Length: 0
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
X-Trans-Id: tx22005d1372924371a082e-00530356f9lon3
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Cache-Control: public, max-age=30
Expires: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:50:31 GMT
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:50:01 GMT
Connection: keep-alive

Notice it's returning a 404? I'd double check to make sure you're installation is correct/current for that repo. Their main page for downloading a .repo file is here, titled: 3 Installation from packages.

Shows this command for EL5:

Zabbix 2.0 for RHEL5:

$ sudo rpm -ivh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.0/rhel/5/x86_64/zabbix-release-2.0-1.el5.noarch.rpm
$ sudo rpm -ivh http://repo.zabbix.com/zabbix/2.0/rhel/5/i386/zabbix-release-2.0-1.el5.noarch.rpm

The primary repo is also here: http://repo.zabbix.com/.

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Many thanks for this. This did indeed resolve the problem for me, however it has trashed the original RS Zabbix Repository. I know have Zabbix Official Repository - x86_64 under the repo id of zabbix. – crmpicco Feb 18 '14 at 13:27
@crmpicco - sorry, are you on x86-64 or i686? You can change the command around and get that architecture if needed. You can remove and re-install 32-bit if needed. I've added directions for installing it. – slm Feb 18 '14 at 13:29

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