Which repository to remove, how to prevent recurrence?
One of the 35 repositories on my openSUSE 12.3 system points to the git kernel tree and tries to access a nonexistent repoindex.xml, resulting in an error which prevents zypper from proceeding. I can get past it with yast2 but it is a bother.
Parse error: repoindex.xml Entity 'sdot' not defined
- repoindex.xml Entity 'sdot' not defined
Indeed, line 76 of the page source contains references to sdot. But I contacted the webmaster for the site, who says the URL is pointing to a kernel source tree, not a repository, so he is not going to change that file, I need to stop trying to use it as a repository index.
I’ve checked all the .repo files on my system, none contain this URL, so it must be an erroneous redirect in one (or more) of the 35 repositories that I do have. Hope it’s just one, checking all possible combinations will take a very long time…
I figured it out from using zypper to refresh the services:
**# zypper refs
Refreshing service ‘service’.
The problem was not with a repository, rather with the service ‘service’. I removed it and the error disappeared:
**# zypper rs service
Removing service ‘service’:
Service ‘service’ has been removed.
Now we’ll wait and see how badly we need the service ‘service’ - not too badly I hope…