## How to fix error on CentOS: yum doesn’t have enough cached data to continue

If you see error:

[root@tutorialspots /]# yum install bmon -y
base                                                     | 3.6 kB     00:00
epel                                                     | 4.7 kB     00:00
extras                                                   | 3.4 kB     00:00
nodesource                                               | 2.5 kB     00:00
remi-safe                                                | 2.9 kB     00:00
vz-base                                                  |  951 B     00:00
* base: mirror.sale-dedic.com
* epel: mirrors.colocall.net
* extras: centos.mirror.far.fi
* remi-safe: mirror.reconn.ru

One of the configured repositories failed (Unknown),
and yum doesn't have enough cached data to continue. At this point the only
safe thing yum can do is fail. There are a few ways to work "fix" this:

1. Contact the upstream for the repository and get them to fix the problem.

2. Reconfigure the baseurl/etc. for the repository, to point to a working
upstream. This is most often useful if you are using a newer
distribution release than is supported by the repository (and the
packages for the previous distribution release still work).

3. Run the command with the repository temporarily disabled
yum --disablerepo=<repoid> ...

4. Disable the repository permanently, so yum won't use it by default. Yum
will then just ignore the repository until you permanently enable it
again or use --enablerepo for temporary usage:

yum-config-manager --disable <repoid>
or
subscription-manager repos --disable=<repoid>

5. Configure the failing repository to be skipped, if it is unavailable.
Note that yum will try to contact the repo. when it runs most commands,
so will have to try and fail each time (and thus. yum will be be much
slower). If it is a very temporary problem though, this is often a nice
compromise:

yum-config-manager --save --setopt=<repoid>.skip_if_unavailable=true

file is encrypted or is not a database

How to fix it?

Open file /etc/yum.conf then add the line:

ip_resolve=4

Example file /etc/yum.conf

[root@tutorialspots /]# cat /etc/yum.conf
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum/$basearch/$releasever
keepcache=0
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
exactarch=1
obsoletes=1
gpgcheck=1
plugins=1
installonly_limit=5
bugtracker_url=http://bugs.centos.org/set_project.php?project_id=23&ref=http://b
ugs.centos.org/bug_report_page.php?category=yum
distroverpkg=centos-release
ip_resolve=4

#  This is the default, if you make this bigger yum won't see if the metadata
# is newer on the remote and so you'll "gain" the bandwidth of not having to
# information.
#  It is esp. important, to have correct metadata, for distributions like
# Fedora which don't keep old packages around. If you don't like this checking
# interupting your command line usage, it's much better to have something
# manually check the metadata once an hour (yum-updatesd will do this).

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d