Why does yum fail to apply update with conflict error " initscripts-9.49.41-1.el7.x86_64 conflicts redhat-release < 7.5-0.11" ?

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Issue

  • yum fails to apply updates with the following error.
--> Processing Conflict: initscripts-9.49.41-1.el7.x86_64 conflicts redhat-release < 7.5-0.11
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: initscripts conflicts with redhat-release-6Server-1.x86_64
Error: Package: gnome-classic-session-3.26.2-3.el7.noarch (rhel-7-server-rpms)
           Requires: gnome-shell-extension-top-icons = 3.26.2-3.el7
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yum can be configured to try to resolve such errors by temporarily enabling
disabled repos and searching for missing dependencies.
To enable this functionality please set 'notify_only=0' in /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/search-disabled-repos.conf
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Error: initscripts conflicts with redhat-release-6Server-1.x86_64
Error: Package: gnome-classic-session-3.26.2-3.el7.noarch (rhel-7-server-rpms)
           Requires: gnome-shell-extension-top-icons = 3.26.2-3.el7
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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