I have situation where i have to install custom rpms for net-snmp.Why? How are the distribution RPM packages deficient?
What will happen or what ll be the effect of removing the net-snmp,net-snmp-utils and net-snmp-perl rpms from the system forcefully?The oracle-linux RPM lists these as requirements; that is not the kernel. So, whatever you do with the net utils, you won't hurt the kernel; you may just disable your SNMP support.
I see a dependency to oracle-linux kernal rpms.
I'd rather try to find out why the existing snmp software need to be replaced or whether you just need to update some configuration. What is the complete story?
# find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/ -name *snmp* /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.26.1.el5uek/kernel/net/ipv4/netfilter/nf_nat_snmp_basic.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.26.1.el5uek/kernel/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_snmp.ko
wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL5/latest/x86_64/net-snmp-188.8.131.52-20.0.2.el5.x86_64.rpm rpm2cpio net-snmp-184.108.40.206-20.0.2.el5.x86_64.rpm | cpio -idmv