Oracle Java (Restricted Maintenance)

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We have Java installed from repos

---> rhel-6-server-restricted-maintenance-oracle-java-rpms
---> rhel-7-server-restricted-maintenance-oracle-java-rpms

and subscription
---> Oracle Java (Restricted Maintenance) (for RHEL Server)

After November, we stop getting updates from Redhat
Now I have host with INVALID subscription

subscription-manager status

System Status Details
Overall Status: Invalid

Oracle Java (Restricted Maintenance) (for RHEL Server):
- Not supported by a valid subscription.

Even I have disable the Restricted repo or enable other JAVA repo but no luck

subscription-manager repos --list-enabled

Repo ID: rhel-6-server-thirdparty-oracle-java-rpms
Repo Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server - Oracle Java (RPMs)
Enabled: 1

How can I get rid of Invalid message, someone suggested uninstall JAVA and install from new source (is this not break the underlying applications like JBOSS, Oracle etc).

Any suggestion will be great



I did the following but no luck

subscription-manager clean subscription-manager refresh subscription-manager attach --auto

Even unregister and register again

subscription-manager remove --all subscription-manager unregister subscription-manager register --org="

Hi Muhammad,

A workaround could be, to disable the repository manually ... execute sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/redhat.repo
and set the entry in those repositories from enabled = 1 to enabled = 0. Afterwards execute these commands :

sudo yum clean all
sudo rm -r /var/cache/yum/*
sudo yum update

To get rid of the misleading subscription-manager message "Overall Status: Invalid" ... execute these two commands :

sudo rm /etc/pki/entitlement/*
sudo subscription-manager refresh

I recommend to migrate from ORACLE Java to OpenJDK, which means uninstall ORACLE Java and install OpenJDK. :)


For me an update to a newer subscription manager version followed by a subscription manager refresh solved the problem.

I too had this issue where servers that had Oracle Java were listed with Invalid Subscriptions. The following day that cleared up.

My one cleared after reboot. Its not consistant ?