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Old 03-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Red face cannot get yum to install system-config-bind package

I have installed Oracle linux 5 (this is same as Redhat Linux 5..I think) and trying to installed the system-config-bind package using "yum" with no success. I tried almost two days with lots of research on the net but I didn't found a solution. Please help ... I need this to get it installed.

Here is what I did.

1. I verified following were installed.

Name : yum Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 3.2.22 Vendor: Oracle America
Release : 26.el5 Build Date: Thu 01 Apr 2010 03:06:37 PM EST
Install Date: Sat 24 Mar 2012 08:05:04 PM EST Build Host:
Group : System Environment/Base Source RPM: yum-3.2.22-26.el5.src.rpm
Size : 3407534 License: GPLv2+
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Thu 01 Apr 2010 03:19:29 PM EST, Key ID 66ced3de1e5e0159
Summary : RPM installer/updater
Description :
Yum is a utility that can check for and automatically download and
install updated RPM packages. Dependencies are obtained and downloaded
automatically prompting the user as necessary.

Name : yum-utils Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 1.1.16 Vendor: Oracle USA
Release : 13.el5 Build Date: Thu 22 Jan 2009 07:37:56 AM EST
Install Date: Thu 29 Mar 2012 09:55:14 AM EST Build Host:
Group : Development/Tools Source RPM: yum-utils-1.1.16-13.el5.src.rpm
Size : 193663 License: GPLv2+
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Thu 22 Jan 2009 09:28:24 AM EST, Key ID 66ced3de1e5e0159
Summary : Utilities based around the yum package manager
Description :
yum-utils is a collection of utilities and examples for the yum package
manager. It includes utilities by different authors that make yum easier and
more powerful to use. These tools include: debuginfo-install, package-cleanup,
repoclosure, repodiff, repo-graph, repomanage, repoquery, repo-rss, reposync,
repotrack, verifytree, yum-builddep, yum-complete-transaction, yumdownloader,
yum-debug-dump and yum-groups-manager.

Name : createrepo Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 0.4.11 Vendor: Oracle USA
Release : 3.el5 Build Date: Thu 22 May 2008 06:50:09 PM EST
Install Date: Sat 24 Mar 2012 08:05:58 PM EST Build Host:
Group : System Environment/Base Source RPM: createrepo-0.4.11-3.el5.src.rpm
Size : 221261 License: GPLv2
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Mon 26 May 2008 03:47:16 PM EST, Key ID 66ced3de1e5e0159
Summary : Creates a common metadata repository
Description :
This utility will generate a common metadata repository from a directory of
rpm packages

So ...... looks like they all were installed as part of the server installation.

2. create a directory on the server as
mkdir /root/rpms
copy all *.rpm from the installation DVD to this directory.

3. then prepare the repository
createrepo -p /root/rpms

4. Created the repo file (below is the contents)
name=My Local repo

5. Content of the yum.conf file

# Note: yum-RHN-plugin doesn't honor this.

# Default.
# installonly_limit = 3

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d

so with all these set up I ran the following.
# yum clean all

# yum install system-config-bind
Loaded plugins: security
Setting up Install Process
No package system-config-bind available.
Nothing to do

#yum repolist
Loaded plugins: security
repo id repo name status
myrepo My Local repo enabled: 0
repolist: 0

So the issue is when I try install system-config-bind it always complaint with "No package system-config-bind available.
Nothing to do".

And I made sure that system-config.bind*.rpm is exists in the /root/rpms directory.

Why doesn't yum apply it, is the reason is yum repolist gives the "enabled:0" ?. Please help. I went through notes on the Net for last two days and I can't get anywhere with this and this is mandatory, as I need to install DNS server for Oracle RAC.
Old 03-29-2012, 03:52 AM   #2
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What do you get when you search for system-config-bind in yum? What do you get when you try to install it?
Old 03-29-2012, 07:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I found out a way to install it. I went to the /root/rpm directory where all the RPM's are and did a local install as below.

cd /root/rpms
yum localinstall system-config-bind

And bingo ! it worked. But now I have a different issue, when I starts bind I get the following error. This is a critical
issue as I need the bind to work to set-up the DNS server for Oracle RAC. Is there any clues for why this happening ?

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/system-config-bind", line 38, in ?
from BIND import *
File "/usr/share/system-config-bind/", line 13, in ?
import Lookup
File "/usr/share/system-config-bind/", line 183, in ?
localhost = Lookup()
File "/usr/share/system-config-bind/", line 143, in __init__
File "/usr/share/system-config-bind/", line 114, in lookupLocalHost
(name, addr)=s.if_addrs()
File "/usr/share/system-config-bind/", line 86, in if_addrs
addr,bs,ifn=l.split(' ')
ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack
Old 03-29-2012, 07:04 AM   #4
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oh ! I was going through many notes (spend the whole day today) on the NET but nothing gave any clues.


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