Redhat-release file not updated by yum upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The redhat-release rpm "redhat-release-5Server-" was deployed on the machine during a yum update. The rpmdb has been updated, but the redhat-release file has not.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4


  • Force re-installation of the redhat-release package by downloading the RPM with yumdownloader:

    # yum install yum-utils
    # yumdownloader redhat-release
    # rpm -ivvh --force redhat-release-5Server-

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