Novell Cluster Services stops working after applying patches

  • 3009743
  • 20-Jul-2006
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based) Support Pack 2

Situation

If you installed a new server from the OES Support Pack 2 media and added this server to a cluster, then applied patches from the OES Channel, Novell Cluster Services might stop working because of a file mismatch.

Resolution

To resolve this, complete the following using the OES SP2 Media:
  1. From Yast, click Software . Install and Remove Software
  2. Search for novell-cluster-services-cli
  3. Right click the package, and select Update
  4. Click Accept and follow the prompts

To download the OES SP2 media, see the Consolidated Support Pack Website

Additional Information

The first time you update from the channel using Red Carpet or RUG after installing a new server, all patches are downloaded form the channel.  Due to a change in the Novell Cluster Services RPM, an older package is installed causing a file mismatch even though the RPM Database shows NCS is up-to-date.  Updating the novell-cluster-services-cli package from the OES SP2 media corrects the file mismatch and the issue is resolved for any future channel updates

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