Katello 4.1 and Rocky Linux 8 - not ready for prime time yet it seems

To begin with: I understand that Rocky Linux is not yet “supported” within Katello. (OS shows up as “Unknown 8.4”). BUT, that said, I have had no issues getting Rocky 8 integrated into my Katello 3.18 setup-- I am able to do everything I need: Repos, products, registration, OS updates, errata, the works.

I just started setting up a Katello 4.1 server. Fresh out of the box. And my repositories are local and exactly the same bit-for-bit as what I’m using with my Katello 3.18 environment.

But, weird weird issues. I got as far as setting up the repos, product, activation keys, and registering the client. But a simple yum update yields some weird conflict things I have never ever seen before.

I am not an expert on this, but I’m going to put out an educated guess that this is related to pulp3 somehow, and the dependency calculation for the OS updates is well, just kinda broken.

I am willing to provide any further logs or whatever (tell me what you need) to assist; but I’m guessing until Rocky 8 is actually a supported client I’m probably just goingg to have to wait.

When I do the yum update on the client (pointing to Katello 4.1), I see this:

[root@butler ~]# yum update
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
epel8_base                                                                                                                 40 MB/s | 4.1 MB     00:00
rocky8_extras                                                                                                              58 kB/s | 3.3 kB     00:00
rocky8_powertools                                                                                                          13 MB/s | 1.0 MB     00:00
epel8_modular                                                                                                             2.1 MB/s | 140 kB     00:00
rocky8_appstream                                                                                                           30 MB/s | 3.7 MB     00:00
rocky8_baseos                                                                                                              22 MB/s | 2.2 MB     00:00
Error:
 Problem: The operation would result in removing the following protected packages: systemd, systemd-udev
(try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages or '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages or '--nobest' to use not only best candidate packages)

Further, when I try the --nobest option, I begin to see where the conflicts are:

[root@butler ~]# yum update --nobest
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
epel8_base                                                                                                                 95 kB/s | 2.3 kB     00:00
rocky8_extras                                                                                                              86 kB/s | 2.0 kB     00:00
rocky8_powertools                                                                                                         115 kB/s | 2.6 kB     00:00
epel8_modular                                                                                                              97 kB/s | 2.3 kB     00:00
rocky8_appstream                                                                                                          108 kB/s | 2.6 kB     00:00
rocky8_baseos                                                                                                             109 kB/s | 2.3 kB     00:00
Dependencies resolved.

 Problem: The operation would result in removing the following protected packages: systemd, systemd-udev
==========================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                   Architecture          Version                               Repository                                    Size
==========================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 kernel                                    x86_64                4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4                  CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   5.9 M
Upgrading:
 NetworkManager                            x86_64                1:1.30.0-9.el8_4                      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   2.6 M
 NetworkManager-libnm                      x86_64                1:1.30.0-9.el8_4                      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   1.8 M
 NetworkManager-team                       x86_64                1:1.30.0-9.el8_4                      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   144 k
 NetworkManager-tui                        x86_64                1:1.30.0-9.el8_4                      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   327 k
 firewalld                                 noarch                0.8.2-7.el8_4                         CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   487 k
 firewalld-filesystem                      noarch                0.8.2-7.el8_4                         CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    75 k
 kernel-tools                              x86_64                4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4                  CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   6.1 M
 kernel-tools-libs                         x86_64                4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4                  CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   5.9 M
 kexec-tools                               x86_64                2.0.20-46.el8_4.1                     CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   507 k
 libipa_hbac                               x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   110 k
 libreport-filesystem                      x86_64                2.9.5-15.el8.rocky.2                  CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    20 k
 libsss_autofs                             x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   112 k
 libsss_certmap                            x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   149 k
 libsss_idmap                              x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   114 k
 libsss_nss_idmap                          x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   121 k
 libsss_simpleifp                          x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   101 k
 libsss_sudo                               x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   110 k
 libxml2                                   x86_64                2.9.7-9.el8_4.2                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   695 k
 lz4-libs                                  x86_64                1.8.3-3.el8_4                         CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    65 k
 openldap                                  x86_64                2.4.46-17.el8_4                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   350 k
 python3-firewall                          noarch                0.8.2-7.el8_4                         CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   393 k
 python3-libipa_hbac                       x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   103 k
 python3-libxml2                           x86_64                2.9.7-9.el8_4.2                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   236 k
 python3-perf                              x86_64                4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4                  CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   6.0 M
 python3-rpm                               x86_64                4.14.3-14.el8_4                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   157 k
 python3-sss                               x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   113 k
 python3-sssdconfig                        noarch                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   136 k
 python3-syspurpose                        x86_64                1.28.13-3.el8_4                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   302 k
 rocky-gpg-keys                            noarch                8.4-32.el8                            CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    11 k
 rocky-release                             noarch                8.4-32.el8                            CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    20 k
 rocky-repos                               noarch                8.4-32.el8                            CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    13 k
 rpm                                       x86_64                4.14.3-14.el8_4                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   541 k
 rpm-build-libs                            x86_64                4.14.3-14.el8_4                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   154 k
 rpm-libs                                  x86_64                4.14.3-14.el8_4                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   338 k
 rpm-plugin-selinux                        x86_64                4.14.3-14.el8_4                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    75 k
 rpm-plugin-systemd-inhibit                x86_64                4.14.3-14.el8_4                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    76 k
 rsyslog                                   x86_64                8.1911.0-7.el8_4.2                    CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_appstream                731 k
 sssd-client                               x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   196 k
 sssd-common                               x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   1.6 M
 sssd-common-pac                           x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   176 k
 sssd-dbus                                 x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   214 k
 sssd-ipa                                  x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   357 k
 sssd-kcm                                  x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   235 k
 sssd-krb5-common                          x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   185 k
 sssd-nfs-idmap                            x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   110 k
 sssd-tools                                x86_64                2.4.0-9.el8_4.1                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   311 k
 subscription-manager                      x86_64                1.28.13-3.el8_4                       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   1.1 M
 tuned                                     noarch                2.15.0-2.el8_4.1                      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   302 k
Installing dependencies:
 kernel-core                               x86_64                4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4                  CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    36 M
 kernel-modules                            x86_64                4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4                  CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                    28 M
Skipping packages with conflicts:
(add '--best --allowerasing' to command line to force their upgrade):
 systemd                                   x86_64                239-45.el8_4.1                        CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   3.6 M
 systemd-pam                               x86_64                239-45.el8_4.1                        CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   468 k
 systemd-udev                              x86_64                239-45.el8_4.1                        CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_baseos                   1.4 M

Transaction Summary
==========================================================================================================================================================
Install   3 Packages
Upgrade  48 Packages
Skip      3 Packages

Total download size: 104 M
Is this ok [y/N]: N
Operation aborted.

As I said, I know I have to wait for Rocky8 support. And that may take time. But in the meanwhile, I’m happy to provide extra information to anyone willing to dig into this for me. If anyone cares, Rocky 8 is now in GA. It’s official. And use is going to grow pretty quickly now that CentOS-8 is dead.

Too bad; as I said Rocky8 (client) is working perfectly for me under Katello 3.

If it helps anyone, here’s the SAME client, registered to a Katello 3.18 server with the exact same repos behind it all.

[root@butler ~]# yum update
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
rocky8_appstream                                            100 kB/s | 2.8 kB     00:00
rocky8_base                                                  86 kB/s | 2.4 kB     00:00
rocky8_powertools                                           100 kB/s | 2.8 kB     00:00
epel8_base                                                  105 kB/s | 2.8 kB     00:00
rocky8_extras                                                72 kB/s | 2.1 kB     00:00
epel8_modular                                                88 kB/s | 2.5 kB     00:00
Dependencies resolved.
============================================================================================
 Package                    Arch   Version              Repository                     Size
============================================================================================
Installing:
 kernel                     x86_64 4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4 CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      5.9 M
 kernel-core                x86_64 4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4 CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       36 M
 kernel-modules             x86_64 4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4 CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       28 M
Upgrading:
 NetworkManager             x86_64 1:1.30.0-9.el8_4     CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      2.6 M
 NetworkManager-libnm       x86_64 1:1.30.0-9.el8_4     CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      1.8 M
 NetworkManager-team        x86_64 1:1.30.0-9.el8_4     CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      144 k
 NetworkManager-tui         x86_64 1:1.30.0-9.el8_4     CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      327 k
 firewalld                  noarch 0.8.2-7.el8_4        CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      487 k
 firewalld-filesystem       noarch 0.8.2-7.el8_4        CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       75 k
 kernel-tools               x86_64 4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4 CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      6.1 M
 kernel-tools-libs          x86_64 4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4 CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      5.9 M
 kexec-tools                x86_64 2.0.20-46.el8_4.1    CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      507 k
 libipa_hbac                x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      110 k
 libreport-filesystem       x86_64 2.9.5-15.el8.rocky.2 CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       20 k
 libsss_autofs              x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      112 k
 libsss_certmap             x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      149 k
 libsss_idmap               x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      114 k
 libsss_nss_idmap           x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      121 k
 libsss_simpleifp           x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      101 k
 libsss_sudo                x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      110 k
 libxml2                    x86_64 2.9.7-9.el8_4.2      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      695 k
 lz4-libs                   x86_64 1.8.3-3.el8_4        CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       65 k
 openldap                   x86_64 2.4.46-17.el8_4      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      350 k
 python3-firewall           noarch 0.8.2-7.el8_4        CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      393 k
 python3-libipa_hbac        x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      103 k
 python3-libxml2            x86_64 2.9.7-9.el8_4.2      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      236 k
 python3-perf               x86_64 4.18.0-305.7.1.el8_4 CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      6.0 M
 python3-rpm                x86_64 4.14.3-14.el8_4      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      157 k
 python3-sss                x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      113 k
 python3-sssdconfig         noarch 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      136 k
 python3-syspurpose         x86_64 1.28.13-3.el8_4      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      302 k
 rocky-gpg-keys             noarch 8.4-30.el8           CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       11 k
 rocky-release              noarch 8.4-30.el8           CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       20 k
 rocky-repos                noarch 8.4-30.el8           CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       13 k
 rpm                        x86_64 4.14.3-14.el8_4      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      541 k
 rpm-build-libs             x86_64 4.14.3-14.el8_4      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      154 k
 rpm-libs                   x86_64 4.14.3-14.el8_4      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      338 k
 rpm-plugin-selinux         x86_64 4.14.3-14.el8_4      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       75 k
 rpm-plugin-systemd-inhibit x86_64 4.14.3-14.el8_4      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base       76 k
 rsyslog                    x86_64 8.1911.0-7.el8_4.2   CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_appstream 731 k
 sssd-client                x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      196 k
 sssd-common                x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      1.6 M
 sssd-common-pac            x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      176 k
 sssd-dbus                  x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      214 k
 sssd-ipa                   x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      357 k
 sssd-kcm                   x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      235 k
 sssd-krb5-common           x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      185 k
 sssd-nfs-idmap             x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      110 k
 sssd-tools                 x86_64 2.4.0-9.el8_4.1      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      311 k
 subscription-manager       x86_64 1.28.13-3.el8_4      CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      1.1 M
 systemd                    x86_64 239-45.el8_4.1       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      3.6 M
 systemd-libs               x86_64 239-45.el8_4.1       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      1.1 M
 systemd-pam                x86_64 239-45.el8_4.1       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      468 k
 systemd-udev               x86_64 239-45.el8_4.1       CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      1.4 M
 tuned                      noarch 2.15.0-2.el8_4.1     CTSI_Rocky_8_rocky8_base      302 k

Transaction Summary
============================================================================================
Install   3 Packages
Upgrade  52 Packages

Total download size: 110 M
Is this ok [y/N]:

I don’t think this is related to Rocky Linux. I see the same on CentOS 8:

# dnf check-update
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
CentOS-8 - PowerTools                            95 kB/s | 2.6 kB     00:00
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64   84 kB/s | 2.3 kB     00:00
CentOS-8 - AppStream                            113 kB/s | 2.6 kB     00:00
CentOS-8 - Base                                  91 kB/s | 2.3 kB     00:00
Puppet 6 Repository el 8 - x86_64                87 kB/s | 2.0 kB     00:00
ORG el8                                         84 kB/s | 2.0 kB     00:00    
Foreman client 2.5 el8                           91 kB/s | 2.3 kB     00:00

kernel.x86_64               4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4     ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64
kernel-core.x86_64          4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4     ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64
kernel-modules.x86_64       4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4     ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64
kernel-tools.x86_64         4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4     ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64
kernel-tools-libs.x86_64    4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4     ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64
python3-perf.x86_64         4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4     ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64
systemd.x86_64              239-45.el8_4.2            ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64
systemd-libs.x86_64         239-45.el8_4.2            ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64
systemd-pam.x86_64          239-45.el8_4.2            ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64
systemd-udev.x86_64         239-45.el8_4.2            ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64

Update:

# dnf update
...
Error: 
 Problem: The operation would result in removing the following protected packages: systemd, systemd-udev
(try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages or '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages or '--nobest' to use not only best candidate packages)

with --nobest:

# dnf update  --nobest
...
 Problem: The operation would result in removing the following protected packages: systemd, systemd-udev
================================================================================
 Package         Arch   Version               Repository                   Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 kernel          x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  5.9 M
 kernel-core     x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64   36 M
 kernel-modules  x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64   28 M
Upgrading:
 kernel-tools    x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  6.1 M
 kernel-tools-libs
                 x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  5.9 M
 python3-perf    x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  6.0 M
Removing:
 kernel          x86_64 4.18.0-240.22.1.el8_3 @ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64   0
 kernel-core     x86_64 4.18.0-240.22.1.el8_3 @ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  62 M
 kernel-modules  x86_64 4.18.0-240.22.1.el8_3 @ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  21 M
Skipping packages with conflicts:
(add '--best --allowerasing' to command line to force their upgrade):
 systemd         x86_64 239-45.el8            ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  3.6 M
 systemd         x86_64 239-45.el8_4.2        ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  3.6 M
 systemd-libs    x86_64 239-45.el8            ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  1.1 M
 systemd-libs    x86_64 239-45.el8_4.2        ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  1.1 M
 systemd-pam     x86_64 239-45.el8            ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  468 k
 systemd-pam     x86_64 239-45.el8_4.2        ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  469 k
 systemd-udev    x86_64 239-45.el8            ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  1.4 M
 systemd-udev    x86_64 239-45.el8_4.2        ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  1.4 M

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  3 Packages
Upgrade  3 Packages
Remove   3 Packages
Skip     8 Packages

Total download size: 88 M
Is this ok [y/N]: n

Enabling the CentOS Repo works, too:

# dnf update --enablerepo=baseos
...
Dependencies resolved.
================================================================================
 Package         Arch   Version               Repository                   Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 kernel          x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 baseos                      5.9 M
 kernel-core     x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 baseos                       36 M
 kernel-modules  x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 baseos                       28 M
Upgrading:
 kernel-tools    x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 baseos                      6.1 M
 kernel-tools-libs
                 x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 baseos                      5.9 M
 python3-perf    x86_64 4.18.0-305.10.2.el8_4 baseos                      6.0 M
 systemd         x86_64 239-45.el8_4.2        baseos                      3.6 M
 systemd-libs    x86_64 239-45.el8_4.2        baseos                      1.1 M
 systemd-pam     x86_64 239-45.el8_4.2        baseos                      469 k
 systemd-udev    x86_64 239-45.el8_4.2        baseos                      1.4 M
Removing:
 kernel          x86_64 4.18.0-240.22.1.el8_3 @ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64   0 
 kernel-core     x86_64 4.18.0-240.22.1.el8_3 @ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  62 M
 kernel-modules  x86_64 4.18.0-240.22.1.el8_3 @ORG_centos8_BaseOS_x86_64  21 M

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  3 Packages
Upgrade  7 Packages
Remove   3 Packages

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Well, I posted that it was Rocky 8 specifically because of course, I would like to see the OS “Supported” (and not reflected as “Unknown”…). And also, that’s the only OS I have loaded into my Katello 4 as of this morning.

It’s actually good to know that this appears to simply be an “8-based” issue (CentOS 8, and MAYBE RedHat 8 also?)-- there are all sorts of issues out there due to the structual changes in version 8 of the OS, most commonly things to do with module support.

For example, there’s an issue where Katello shows updates, but they’re not actually applicable due to Perl module(s) chosen and so on. I totally get that it’s really complicated.

Seeing that this is a larger issue (and that you have seen it too, with CentOS 8), maybe it’ll possibly get addressed sooner than I thought which is good! Is there another thread on the problem? I’d like to follow along if there is.

Meanwhile I am continuing with my testing of all things Katello 4.1-- today Im adding in all my centos7 stuff etc.

Thank you for confirming “I’m seeing this too”. I am happy I am not alone :slight_smile:

Oh, and in my situation (Rocky 8, which is of course a centos CLONE), enabling the rocky8 repos works as well, exactly in your example above with CentOS.

Damn. I wish I could edit the subject line of my post.

Can you check the Tasks to see if you have got an error syncing the baseos repository?

See my topic CentOS 8.4 BaseOS Sync error

I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not, but the “broken” packages must have arrived during that sync which resulted in a warning…

I don’t see the same error.

Can you check

# dnf provides /usr/bin/kernel-install

I guess you’ll see systemd-udev-239-45.el8_4.1.x86_64 listed twice and systemd-udev-239-45.el8_4.2.x86_64 is missing…

Compare Cannot update puppet-agent to 6.24.0 on foreman servers

Looks like a bigger problem to me, not even related only to EL8…

I only see one listed, which is interesting. But I still have the cannot update systemd thing going on.

[root@butler yum.repos.d]# dnf provides /usr/bin/kernel-install
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
systemd-udev-239-45.el8.x86_64 : Rule-based device node and kernel event manager
Repo        : @System
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/bin/kernel-install

O.K. In your case the available update is 239-45.el8_4.1. The provides for the update are missing completely for you…

I have analyzed some more in my puppet-agent topic. Maybe you are able to reproduce my findings which I have posted there…

@gvde Found the bug, link is here:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1984125

He hit this when trying to do an update that involved puppet, I hit it when updating Rocky Linux 8.4 and it barfed on systemd dependencies. This affects Centos8 as well as a client to Katello 4.

It worse: It affects all new packages any RPM repository after the upgrade to Katello 4.1.1 with pulpcore 3.14. 4.1.0 was still O.K.

It only becomes an issue on the client if you have any package installed which has a RPM requires condition for one of the files in the new package.

That’s why you cannot update systemd-udev because it provides /usr/bin/kernel-install and that information is now missing due to this bug…

Well in my case my Katello 4.x server is simply a newer test box (that I will EVENTUALLY migrate everything to), but My 3.18 Katello server is still my production environment for 99% of my hosts. So I am lucky that I can (and will) just… wait.

But Good Lord, what a nasty bug. I feel bad for any Production 4.1+ system out there.