Nobody here has a crystal ball to look over your shoulder to see what you are doing.
How did you switch from RHEL to Oracle Linux? Do you have a subscription for Oracle ULN or do you wish to access the public software repositories (oracle public yum)?
Sorry if I didn't supply enough information.
I have not switched to Oracle Linux yet. It is still RHEL. I have a subscription but dont know how to switch the RHEL machine to use it.
I suggest you review the following:
And btw, it's no longer called OEL since 2011. The product has been rebranded to Oracle Linux, or OL. People often find it irritating when they read OEL in the Oracle Linux forum.
Sorry if I use the wrong acronym.
I read the instructions on the web page that you reference but when I execute the command I get the following:
[root@coma tmp]# rpm -Uvh up2date-5.10.1-40.14.*.rpm
warning: up2date-5.10.1-40.14.el5.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 1e5e0159
error: Failed dependencies:
rhn-client-tools = 0.4.20-46.el5 is needed by (installed) rhn-setup-gnome-0.4.20-46.el5.noarch
rhn-setup = 0.4.20-46.el5 is needed by (installed) rhn-setup-gnome-0.4.20-46.el5.noarch
If I try to install rhn-client-tools or rhn-setup I get the same error as I first posted.
Did you follow the instructions? They look different. It is sometimes necessary to install multiple packages in one command. e.g.:
# wget http://linux-update.oracle.com/rpms/up2date-5.10.1-40.14.el5.x86_64.rpm
# wget http://linux-update.oracle.com/rpms/up2date-gnome-5.10.1-40.14.el5.x86_64.rpm
# rpm -Uvh up2date-5.10.1-40.14.*.rpm up2date-gnome-5.10.1-40.14.*.rpm
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When you try to update one RPM and get those "failed dependencies" and you try to install them and you get a message your first RPM is needed, then you have a group of RPM packages in a circular dependence. The trick is to update them all at once:
# rpm -Uvh *.rpm
All the RPM packages named on the command line are updated in one atomic operation so you do not get that circular problem. On most other commands it does not matter if you update one package at a time or all together but rpm(8) needs to be more picky so that the package database is always consistent.
Thanks Tommy! That seems to have worked!
Try updating the UUID in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date with a new value from this command: