Why yum update fails with Error: Package: sssd-tools-1.13.3-22.el6_8.6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6


  • Yum update fails with below error:
Error: Package: sssd-tools-1.13.3-22.el6_8.6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           Requires: python-sss = 1.13.3-22.el6_8.6
           Removing: python-sss-1.13.3-22.el6_8.4.x86_64 (@rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sss = 1.13.3-22.el6_8.4
           Updated By: python-sss-1.13.3-56.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sss = 1.13.3-56.el6
           Available: python-sss-1.13.3-22.el6_8.6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sss = 1.13.3-22.el6_8.6
Error: Package: sssd-tools-1.13.3-22.el6_8.6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           Requires: python-sssdconfig = 1.13.3-22.el6_8.6
           Removing: python-sssdconfig-1.13.3-22.el6_8.4.noarch (@rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.13.3-22.el6_8.4
           Updated By: python-sssdconfig-1.13.3-56.el6.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.13.3-56.el6
           Available: python-sssdconfig-1.11.6-30.el6.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.11.6-30.el6
           Available: python-sssdconfig-1.11.6-30.el6_6.3.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.11.6-30.el6_6.3
           Available: python-sssdconfig-1.11.6-30.el6_6.4.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.11.6-30.el6_6.4
           Available: python-sssdconfig-1.12.4-47.el6.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.12.4-47.el6
           Available: python-sssdconfig-1.12.4-47.el6_7.4.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.12.4-47.el6_7.4
           Available: python-sssdconfig-1.12.4-47.el6_7.7.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.12.4-47.el6_7.7
           Available: python-sssdconfig-1.12.4-47.el6_7.8.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.12.4-47.el6_7.8
           Available: python-sssdconfig-1.13.3-22.el6.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.13.3-22.el6
           Available: python-sssdconfig-1.13.3-22.el6_8.6.noarch (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               python-sssdconfig = 1.13.3-22.el6_8.6
Error: Package: sssd-tools-1.13.3-22.el6_8.6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           Requires: sssd-common = 1.13.3-22.el6_8.6
           Removing: sssd-common-1.13.3-22.el6_8.4.x86_64 (@rhel-6-server-rpms)
               sssd-common = 1.13.3-22.el6_8.4
           Updated By: sssd-common-1.13.3-56.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
               sssd-common = 1.13.3-56.el6
           Available: sssd-common-1.11.6-30.el6.i686 (rhel-6-server-rpms)


  • sssd-tools appears broken for RHEL 6 and it is been raised internally to the Engineering team.As a workaround please try to enable the optional repository and install them again.

  • In order to enable the repository you may run below command:

# subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-6-server-optional-rpms
  • Install the package sssd-tools by:
# yum install sssd-tools

Root Cause

  • It seems that during RHEL-6.8.Z phase the sssd-tools package which should be only in Optional channel was by mistake shipped into main RHEL channel.

  • The correct location for sssd-tools is Optional repository and all versions of the package are there already.

  • Component
  • yum

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