Conflicts during the upgrade to OES2SP1

  • 7003153
  • 28-Apr-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)


During the upgrade to Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1 from Open Enterprise Server 2 you see the following conflicts.

Note: The IBM Java 1.5.0 sr8a dependency error is a result of SLES10sp2 media containing  IBM Java 1.5.0 sr7 and the system already having consumed IBM Java 1.5.0 sr8a from the SLES10sp1 patch channel.  Choose "Ignore this requirement just here" to continue.  Once SLES10sp2/OES2sp1 is installed, take the patches from both patch channels. The system will update to IBM Java 1.5.0 sr9.


There was a problem was with the OES 2 RPMs showing a version that was newer than what is on the OES2SP1 CD.  We have update the RPM versions in the new CDs.

To fix this please download and upgrade with the new OES2SP1b CDs found in the "Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1 e-Media Kit".


They can be downloaded at

What changed in OES2sp1b:

The following two modules were not updated correctly in the SP1a media:  yast2-novell-ncs and yast2-novell-edir.  Since the top-level yast cache on the CD (y2update.tgz) contains the wrong versions of these yast modules, the customer will have these two bugs exposed:
  • 442103 -Upgrade Edir failure - Abort and Retry box has Abort as default 
  • 427867 -Cluster resources stuck in "NDS Sync"  state due to incorrect case in clstrlib.conf
Customers who have installed SP1a without issue, and have patched all their installed components from the channel will have obtained the updated modules.