this happens on a freshly installed rhel4 system.
[root@vpsmuc160 rhn]# up2date --show-channel
[root@vpsmuc160 rhn]# up2date -i tomcat5
Name Version Rel
tomcat5 5.5.23 0jpp_4rh.3 noarch
Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies...
There was a package dependency problem. The message was:
Unresolvable chain of dependencies:
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.23-0jpp_4rh.3 requires jta >= 0:1.0.1
Interstingly the requires and provides seem to be there, if I look in RHN. Maybe
RHN metadata is defunct.
If you install jta and then tomcat5, it works.
This is an urgent problem for one of our ISVs
Any news on this? It's still not possible to install tomcat5 using the up2date
I am also seeing this problem. Installing jta first does not work for me as a
work-around - up2date returns "There was a fatal RPM error. The message was:
Failed running rpm transaction".
O/S: RHEL AS4 update 5
Java: IBM 1.4.2 SR8
The dependency appears to be satisfied by installing the following package:
Once this package was installed, an installation of the package "tomcat5" was
This provides me with a way forward, but still indicates a dependency error, as
up2date should have done all of this for me.
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The fix has been applied, but RHAPS is in security-fix-only mode. Since this bug
is not critical, the fix will be pushed out with the next security update.
RHAPS tomcat5 is no longer supported. ( RHEL-4-RHAPS-V2 ). The build is currently tagged tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp_4rh.