How to install pam_mount on RHEL 8?

francisaugusto asked:

I’m trying to install pam_mount on RHEL8 but keep getting this:

 Problem: package pam_mount-2.16-10.el8.x86_64 requires hxtools, but none of the providers can be installed
  - conflicting requests
  - nothing provides perl(encoding) needed by hxtools-20150304-10.el8.x86_64
(try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages or '--nobest' to use not only best candidate packages)

Perl is indeed installed:

# perl -v

This is perl 5, version 26, subversion 3 (v5.26.3) built for x86_64-linux-thread-multi
(with 51 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)

Any tips on how to do it?

My answer:

There are two possibilities here:

  1. You have disabled the repository rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms. The dependencies you need are in this repo.

  2. Alternately, your RHEL subscription is expired or not active. An active RHEL subscription is required to install packages.

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