Solved: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel 1


Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel ?

If you get above error while installing different packages in CentOS virtual machine then here we have given two approaches to solve it.
Solution:

1) Just update SSL Certificates using following command and it should solve this issue.
sudo yum clean all
sudo yum upgrade ca-certificates –disablerepo=epel
Disable epel repo before executing this command.
2) Go to /etc/yum.repos.d
Replace https with http and Save it in epel.repo.
[epel]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 – $basearch
#mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-6&arch=$basearch
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-6&arch=$basearch
.
.
.
[epel-debuginfo]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 – $basearch – Debug
#mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-debug-6&arch=$basearch
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-debug-6&arch=$basearch
.
.
.
[epel-source]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 – $basearch – Source
#mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-source-6&arch=$basearch
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-source-6&arch=$basearch
.
.
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