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QRadar: "Nothing to do" error when running yum install on a rpm package



The error "Nothing to do" occurs in response to a yum installation command of an rpm package. The error message "Nothing to do" means that the package that the installation command was run against is:
  • Already installed. 
  • A later version of that package is installed.

Diagnosing The Problem

Note: RPM files are only installed on the Console appliance. The Console replicates RPM changes out to all managed hosts in the deployment.

To diagnose this situation, follow these steps:
  1. Use SSH to log in to the Console as the root user.
  2. Use the "yum install" command to install a package, for example:
    sudo yum install <Name><Date>.noarch.rpm
    The next error is seen:
    Loaded plugins: product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
    This system is not registered with an entitlement server. You can use subscription-manager to register.
    Examining DSM-<Name><Date>.noarch.rpm: DSM-<Name><Date>.noarch
    DSM-<Name><Date>.noarch.rpm: does not update installed package.
    Error: Nothing to do
  3. Check whether the package is already installed, run command:
    yum list installed | grep -i <Name portion of the install command for the rpm>
    For example, if the rpm name is DSM-F5NetworksAPM the command and its output would be:
    [root@qradar~]# yum list installed | grep -i DSM-F5NetworksAPM
    DSM-F5NetworksAPM.noarch              7.4-20220408200130              @/DSM-F5NetworksAPM-7.4-20220408200130.noarch
This error is different when the command rpm is used to install an rpm instead of yum:
[root@qradar~]# rpm -i DSM-F5NetworksAPM-7.4-20220408200130.noarch.rpm
warning: package DSM-F5NetworksAPM-7.4-20220408200130.noarch is already installed
The error with the rpm command is "package <...> is already installed".


Resolving The Problem

There is nothing to do as the latest rpm version is already installed on the QRadar console.

Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
15 November 2022