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Old 07-10-2014, 03:10 AM   #1
karanb
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Installing dkms on RHEL 7.0


Installed RHEL 7.0 Desktop x86_64.
Downloaded the dkms-2.2.0.3-1.noarch.rpm and tried to install it using:
rpm -ivh dkms-2.2.0.3-1.noarch.rpm

error: Failed dependencies:
modutils is needed by dkms-2.2.0.3-1.noarch

How to fix this ?
 
Old 07-10-2014, 05:04 AM   #2
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If you've bought RHEL you can contact their support staff for help with your problem. If you haven't paid for RHEL you should switch to CentOS.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:47 AM   #3
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Following is the mail which I received from RHEL support:


Hello,

Welcome to Red Hat Global Support Services.

I checked that the package dkms is not shipped by Red Hat. So the dependent packages as well, are not available with Red Hat.

I would request you to get in touch with the third party vendor that provide this package.

Please refer to the following article to know about Red Hat's support policy about third party packages :-
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/42843

Hope this information helps.
 
Old 07-10-2014, 09:13 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by karanb View Post
Following is the mail which I received from RHEL support:

Hello,

Welcome to Red Hat Global Support Services.
I checked that the package dkms is not shipped by Red Hat. So the dependent packages as well, are not available with Red Hat.
I would request you to get in touch with the third party vendor that provide this package.
Please refer to the following article to know about Red Hat's support policy about third party packages :-
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/42843

Hope this information helps.
...and since you asked about DKMS instead of modutils (which is what was MISSING), that's why you got that answer. Ask Red Hat about modutils, which is what the error clearly says it can't find.
 
Old 09-16-2014, 02:20 PM   #5
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Hi there
Having more or less the same problem, I resolved the issue with installaing dkms in Centos7 by the following steps:

a. yum update
b. yum install gcc
c. yum install kernle-devel
d. wget proper dkms( in my and your case the rhel7) from the address: http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=dkms
e. yum localinstall dkms-2.2.0.3-25.el7.noarch.rpm --nogpgcheck

Last edited by h.safe; 09-18-2014 at 02:29 AM.
 
Old 09-16-2014, 11:51 PM   #6
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This thread is over two months old. I don't think the OP has come back since to look for any answers. But you never know...
jdk
 
Old 12-11-2016, 08:48 PM   #7
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Cleaner fix for dkms

I just found a better, cleaner solution when I needed to install dkms for a RHEL client under VirtualBox, from this web site:

https://www.if-not-true-then-false.c...s-red-hat-rhel

1. rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel...7-8.noarch.rpm
2. yum install dkms

If you are using RHEL 7 server, you need to make some small adjustments that I needed to figure out:

1. rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel...7-8.noarch.rpm
2. yum install dkms
 
Old 12-12-2016, 03:11 PM   #8
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I can't tell if OP tried using Fedora EPEL to grab this package from:

https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/d/

Howvever if he has an active subscription with Red Hat, if something goes south, they won't offer support...
 
Old 12-12-2016, 03:23 PM   #9
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Not sure, I am really new to RedHat, but reading this Redhat Support article:

https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1132653

which sends you to:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL#H...ra_packages.3F

so I think it is copacetic. Might need to read a little more into it and try to rebuild with this newest data.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 10:17 PM   #10
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OK, with respect to RHEL server 7:

rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel...7-8.noarch.rpm

is the same as,

rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel...7-8.noarch.rpm

and I am guessing that that the location of http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel...7-8.noarch.rpm would be fine for all versions of RHEL 7
 
  


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