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While trying to install kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.7.1.el5uek.x86_64.rpm I got following error :( Pls help, really in trouble

 [root@nonprodsrv02 kdumprpm]# rpm -ivh kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.7.1.el5uek.x86_64.rpm

 warning: kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.7.1.el5uek.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 1e5e0159
 error: Failed dependencies:
    mkinitrd >= is needed by kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.7.1.el5uek.x86_64
    oraclelinux-release is needed by kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.7.1.el5uek.x86_64
    udev < 095- conflicts with kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.7.1.el5uek.x86_64
 [root@nonprodsrv02 kdumprpm]#
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tried mkintrd instlallation(…), it succeed but still unable to run rpm. – previen Dec 20 '12 at 21:43
Have you contacted Oracle support? – mdpc Dec 20 '12 at 21:45
Thank you, any idea abt last line udev < 095- conflicts with kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.7.1.el5uek.x86_64 – previen Dec 20 '12 at 21:53
@mdpc - not really. Home users don't tend to install Oracle. – ChrisF Dec 20 '12 at 22:10
I solved the issue by applying an older version "rpm -iv --nodeps kernel-uek-2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek.x86_64.rpm" Beware to use rpm -iv --nodeps (since no dependency required for kdump installation) – previen Dec 21 '12 at 0:35

It looks to me like:

  1. the udev package should be upgraded.
  2. The oraclelinux-release package needs to be installed
  3. the mkinitrd package should be upgraded.

This is the problem using rpm straight on a single package and not using some type of packaging support system like yum which catches these issues and tries to address them. I don't know what Oracle Linux supports in this area.

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