Issues installing inotify-tools on RedHat Linux

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Issues installing inotify-tools on RedHat Linux

I wish to install inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64.rpm on Linux and fire inotifywait command.

Initially i was looking for "inotify-tools-3.xx.tar.gz" as instructed here

I have restrictions for download that package and hence I got the rpm from RPM resource inotify-tools

inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64.html Tools for inotify OpenSuSE Tumbleweed for x86_64 inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64.rpm
I understand that this is for Suse Linux and not RedHat as was looking for 3.2x version or above.

Installation give me the below error:

yum install inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64.rpm
Loaded plugins: langpacks
Examining inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64.rpm: inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64
Marking inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package inotify-tools.x86_64 0:3.20.1-2.4 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: for package: inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64 (/inotify-tools-3.20.1-2.4.x86_64)
           Available: inotify-tools-3.14-8.el7.x86_64 (oel-7-latest)
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
** Found 1 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows:
2:microcode_ctl-2.1- has missing requires of kernel

uname -a
Linux mymach 4.14.35-1844.4.5.el7uek.x86_64 #2 SMP Tue Apr 9 00:29:47 PDT 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Below is what i did to try to resolve the error but it did not help.

yum clean all
yum reinstall glibc glibc-common libgcc
yum upgrade

And then:

yum install yum-utils
package-cleanup --problems
package-cleanup --dupes

Can you please suggest any solution to the problem ?

Last edited by mohtashims; 08-05-2019 at 04:30 AM..
# 2  
Can you just download the source from and build it yourself?
# 3  
This worked fine for me:

cd /tmp
git clone
cd inotify-tools
./configure && make && make install

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Originally Posted by Neo
This worked fine for me:

cd /tmp
git clone
cd inotify-tools
./configure && make && make install

Don't have priviledges. I got to do this in offline mode. Please suggest.
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Originally Posted by mohtashims
Don't have priviledges. I got to do this in offline mode. Please suggest.
No, I have no suggestions or work-a-rounds for anyone who does not have access rights to do things.

You should discuss that (security and access rights) with your boss at work.
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I have root access however, mostly banks are not open to github (external URLs) for security reasons. I will discuss with the security if that is not a NORM.
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Are you trying to install centos / redhat packages on oracle enterprise linux ?
I see UEK kernel and oel packages, while you are following centos / redhat tutorial ?

If you are in offline mode, you can always install the exact same version of distribution in virtualbox on your PC.
Download the packages and dependencies via yum.
Copy and install them on the server in question.

Other then that a simple squid proxy for couple of minutes should not be a security breach of any kind.
You can turn off the squid proxy and power off it after the action is completed.
There is also an option to tunnel via ssh.

Hope that helps
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