Oracle Linux - Cannot Install "up2date" RPM Package To Switch From Red Hat Linux 5.9 To Oracle Linux 5
Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2017
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.9 to Oracle Linux 5.9 [Release OL5U9]
When attempting to install the up2date RPM's for RedHat Enterprise 5.9 from the ULN switching website, you will get an error from RPM that certain dependencies aren't satisfied to install the package. These are per the publicly-viewable instructions on in the "Managing Updates on Oracle Linux 5" section of the "Switching from Red Hat Network to Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)" website located at https://linux.oracle.com/switch.html. Some Red Hat Network RHN packages have no matching ULN counterpart. A technique to find and remove these RPM packages is given.
You want to switch your Red Hat 5 server to Oracle Linux 5. You have visited the http://linux.oracle.com/switch.html web site and downloaded the recommended RPM packages needed to change the server's registration to the Oracle Unbrealable Linux Network (ULN).
Trying to install the ULN
up2date package fails:
# /bin/rpm -Uvh up2date-5.10.1-40.8*.rpm warning: up2date-5.10.1-40.8.el5.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 1e5e0159 error: Failed dependencies: rhn-client-tools is needed by (installed) rhn-virtualization-common-220.127.116.11.el5sat.noarch
However, rpm(8) shows the package already installed:
# /bin/rpm -qa rhn\* rhn-check.noarch 0.4.20-86.el5 installed rhn-client-tools.noarch 0.4.20-86.el5 installed rhn-setup.noarch 0.4.20-86.el5 installed rhn-setup-gnome.noarch 0.4.20-86.el5 installed rhn-virtualization-common.noarch 5.3.0-12.el5sat installed rhnlib.noarch 2.5.22-7.el5 installed rhnsd.i386 4.7.0-14.el5 installed yum-rhn-plugin.noarch 0.5.4-29.el5 installed
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