The following error is not always what it looks like:
::text $ yum search glib Plugin "product-id" can't be imported Plugin "subscription-manager" can't be imported Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security http://repo.inuits.eu/myrepo/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 7 - "couldn't connect to host" Trying other mirror. Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: repo. Please verify its path and try again
In this case I was running
yum without being root.