Exalytics Patchset (PS) 5 Base Image 1.0.0.7 Upgrade Script Failed With 'Error: Missing Dependency: mkinitrd ' (Doc ID 1991065.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Exalytics Software - Version 1.0.0.5.0 and later
Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 - Version All Versions and later
Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 - Version All Versions and later
Exalytics In-Memory Machine X2-4 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Upgrade to Patchset (PS) 5 fails with error.
Followed the patchset5 install procedure but it failed to install many RPMs. The command and messages were:

cd /opt/exalytics/bin

# date;./update_bm_1.0.0.6_to_1.0.0.7.sh file:///mnt/exalyticsPS5/Server
Tue Feb 17 09:07:42 EST 2015
[EXALYTICS_INFO:GENERAL] Updating Exalytics (Bare metal) to 1.0.0.7
[EXALYTICS_INFO:GENERAL] Update log written to to /var/log/exalytics/update-1.0.0.7.log
...
[EXALYTICS_INFO:GENERAL] YUM repository, url: file:///mnt/exalyticsPS5/Server
Setting up repository file, version=1.0.0.7, url=file:///mnt/exalyticsPS5/Server
Repository file: /etc/yum.repos.d/exalytics-1.0.0.7.repo
...
Complete!
Installed exalytics-deps OK
/opt/exalytics/update/ps3tops4.d/70install_exalytics-deps.sh completed OK
Running script: /opt/exalytics/update/ps3tops4.d/72fix_megacli_libsysfs.sh ...
/opt/exalytics/update/ps3tops4.d/72fix_megacli_libsysfs.sh completed OK
Failed to run scripts
[root@bimbi bin]#

  

Errors in update log:update-1.0.0.7:

Error: Missing Dependency: mkinitrd = 5.1.19.6-75.0.9.el5 is needed by package mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-75.0.9.el5.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: mkinitrd = 5.1.19.6-75.0.9.el5 is needed by package mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-75.0.9.el5.x86_64 (installed)
...
Installed exalytics-deps OK
/opt/exalytics/update/ps3tops4.d/70install_exalytics-deps.sh completed OK
Running script: /opt/exalytics/update/ps3tops4.d/72fix_megacli_libsysfs.sh ...
/opt/exalytics/update/ps3tops4.d/72fix_megacli_libsysfs.sh completed OK
Failed to run scripts

  

Note: This issue will happen only if you move from the image updates in PS3 to PS4 and finally to PS5. This issue is not likely to occur if you upgrade directly from PS4 image to PS5 image.

Cause

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