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Missing Packages When Using Bare Metal Provisioning (Doc ID 579715.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 16, 2022

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version to [Release 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.


Consider the situation where Grid Control Bare Metal Provisioning feature is used to remotely install a fresh Linux box over the network.

The reference box used to derive the default base image is a standard Linux but with some additional packages installed, such as yast RPM (available from

The new packages are installed properly on the reference host and are also copied on the RPM repository box. The command "yum-arch" was executed successfully, as described in the Best Practices for Bare Metal Provisioning of Linux Technical Brief.

Despite that, when starting the provisioning of the new host over the network, the new machine boots fine but the Linux installer stops pretty soon with the following error message:

You have specified that the package 'liby2util.x86-64' should be installed.
This package does not exist. Would you like to continue or abort the installation?

Such installations is meant to be non-interactive. In this case, the end-user is prompted because a package is missing, while it's in the RPM repository as well as on the base image. Even if one continues the installation, the remote host box will not be completely installed.


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