Failing to Install Errata Updates Through Spacewalk " empty transaction [[6]] (code -1)"

(Doc ID 1934958.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 10, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.10 to Oracle Linux 6.5 [Release OL5U10 to Ol6U5]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

When scheduled for errata updates from the spacewalk server, several systems running RHLor Oracle Linux (SPACEWALK Clients) are failing to install errata updates through the SPACEWALK server, with the following errors.

ERROR shown on the spacewalk sever weblogin:


ERROR shown on the spacewalk client

When you run below command on the Linux server (SPACEWALK Client) you will see below error message. This message only indicates that the client tried to run an empty rpm transaction - it doesn't say why.

Changes

Try to schedule errata updates for all the Linux clients.

Cause

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