I am working on CentOS 6.4. I have setup a local repository using apache server. The path of the local repository is /var/www/html.

The etc/yum.conf file has a proxy server mentioned through "proxy=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8080"

when I execute the command "yum update all". I get the following error:

http://local.repo.com/HDP/centos6/2.x/updates/ [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 503 Service Unavailable"

I am able to browse to this .xml file from other machines in the network. I am not sure what I am missing.

  • Looks like a permission issue on your local repo. Can you post the permissions of files/directories under /var/www/html ?
    – Sreeraj
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:32
  • There are huge number of folders and files under various directories under /var/www/html. Following is the result on repomd.xml -rw-r--r-- 1 ambari-qa users 2997 Oct 1 05:29 repomd.xml
    – KurioZ7
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:38
  • Is the network/IP of that machine authorised to make requests to that proxy? Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 8:26
  • I can confirm that the this machine is authorized to access the proxy. I think YUM is trying to access local.repo.com through proxy and it doesn't find it. But I am not sure.
    – KurioZ7
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 8:34
  • I think your repo file is not correct. Please post this one also
    – cristi
    Commented Nov 21, 2015 at 19:25

1 Answer 1


I have resolved this issue. The problem was with the Apache Server, which was set up to serve as local repository. Even though I was able to ping the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)(local.repo.com) of the server, it seems that Yum was not able to reach the server server through (http://local.repo.com) "http" protocol. What I observed was this:

1) The etc/host file had an IP-FQDN mapping for local.repo.com

2) The Apache server had the following entry in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

<VirtualHost local.repo.com:80>
        ServerName local.repo.com
        <Directory /var/www/html/>
                Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        </Directory> </VirtualHost>

Since I could not figure out why Yum couldn't access the local repo through HTTP protocol i.e.; (http://local.repo.com), I did the following:

1) removed the above lines from httpd.conf file

2) In all the .repo files, mentioned the IP address instead of FQDN.

3) I did not remove IP-FQDN mapping for local.repo.com from the /etc/hosts file

4) In the /etc/yum.conf file, I mentioned the following



(Please note that the above steps, fixed the issue I was failing. There could be more proper answer to this problem).

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