amanda client 3.3.5 for RHEL 5 – dependency issues

ethrbunny asked:

Im working to update my various clients to use the latest version of Amanda. The installs work great for RHEL6 but fails on v5 with the following errors:

# yum localinstall amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-1.rhel5.x86_64.rpm
Loaded plugins: dellsysid, rhnplugin, security
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite.
Setting up Local Package Process
Examining amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-1.rhel5.x86_64.rpm: amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-  1.rhel5.x86_64
Marking amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-1.rhel5.x86_64.rpm to be installed
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Excluding Packages from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for 64-bit x86_64)
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package amanda-backup_client.x86_64 0:3.3.5-1.rhel5 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: perl(JSON) for package: amanda-backup_client
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-1.rhel5.x86_64 from /amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-1.rhel5.x86_64 has depsolving problems
--> Missing Dependency: perl(JSON) is needed by package amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-  1.rhel5.x86_64 (/amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-1.rhel5.x86_64)
Error: Missing Dependency: perl(JSON) is needed by package amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-1.rhel5.x86_64 (/amanda-backup_client-3.3.5-1.rhel5.x86_64)
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: package-cleanup --problems
                    package-cleanup --dupes
                    rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
The program package-cleanup is found in the yum-utils package.

I’ve tried using package-cleanup and the --skip-broken param but neither get any further than this. I’ve also tried using CPAN to find/ install this perl(JSON). The module appears to install but doesn’t get me any further with this.


My answer:

In RHEL 6, the perl-JSON package is included with the distribution, but in RHEL 5 it is not. For RHEL 5 you can get it from the EPEL repository, which you don’t seem to have installed.

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