Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 upgrade fails with 'Unresolvable chain of dependencies:openmpi-libs 1.2.8-4.el4 requires'

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 upgrade fails with the following error message

    Unresolvable chain of dependencies:
    openmpi-libs 1.2.8-4.el4 requires
    openmpi-libs 1.2.8-4.el4 requires


  • Install the 32-bit compat-dapl package:


# up2date compat-dapl --arch=i386

Diagnostic Steps

  • Its a known bug

The missing libraries are provided by the compat-dapl packages. Workaround is to install compat-dapl package.

up2date compat-dapl
up2date -u openmpi-libs

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