Oracle Linux - Cannot Install "up2date" RPM Package To Switch From Red Hat Linux 5.9 To Oracle Linux 5 (Doc ID 1641989.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.9 to Oracle Linux 5.9 [Release OL5U9]
Linux x86-64
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.

Symptoms

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-5.3.0.12.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

Cause

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