Whilst trying to set up couchbase on AWS, I discovered an issue with the the package repos in yum. If you run the following, as referenced in this documentation and here, you’ll run into an error during the install line.
curl -O http://packages.couchbase.com/releases/couchbase-release/couchbase-release-1.0-0-x86_64.rpm sudo rpm -i couchbase-release-1.0-0-x86_64.rpm sudo yum -y install couchbase-server-community
The error is as follows:
http://packages.couchbase.com/releases/couchbase-server/enterprise/rpm/%25SERVER_VERSION%25/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden" Trying other mirror. One of the configured repositories failed (Couchbase Server), 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. Disable the repository, 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 couchbase-server 4. 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=couchbase-server.skip_if_unavailable=true failure: repodata/repomd.xml from couchbase-server: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
This issue is caused by an environment variable (presumably used to point to the latest version of the couchbase packages) not resolving properly. You can work around this issue by opening up
/etc/yum.repos.d/couchbase-Base.repo in your favorite text editor and updating each line starting with
baseurl and replacing
%SERVER_VERSION% with the current couchbase version (which appears to be 7).
http://packages.couchbase.com/releases/couchbase-server/enterprise/rpm/%SERVER_VERSION%/$basearch/ would be
This post is just a friendly heads up for people struggling with the same issue and for whoever is maintaining these repos.