Error: Failed to download metadata for repo ‘ol8_baseos_latest’ Linux Rhel8 and Oracle linux 8

Oracle linux 8 Error

I encountered a problem with yum repository problem on Oracle linux 8, you can produce a solution by doing the following operations.

It can also cause the following issues.

  • Incorrect date and time settings
  • Old dnf cache available or expired
  • Proxy address not defined or proxy address specified in
  • /etc/dnf/dnf.conf file is incorrect

cd /etc/yum.repos.d

rm -rf .

yum upgrade

yum update

Check the date


For Updating correct proxy address in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf file, then its ability to install and list packages.

vi /etc/dnf/dnf.conf

dnf repolist
Oracle Linux 8 Application Stream (x86_64) 403 kB/s | 9.6 MB 00:24
Oracle Linux 8 BaseOS Latest (x86_64) 394 kB/s | 5.4 MB 00:13
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:02 ago on Mon 12 Aug 2019 04:42:02 PM IST.
repo id repo name status
ol8_appstream Oracle Linux 8 Application Stream (x86_64) 7,784
ol8_baseos_latest Oracle Linux 8 BaseOS Latest (x86_64) 2,595

dnf install ksh

Congrat, Have a nice day.