we installed the epel repo , in order to download some rpm for docker on rhel 7.x

reference - https://www.centlinux.com/2019/02/install-docker-ce-on-offline-centos-7-machine.html

 yum repolist | grep epel
epel/x86_64               Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64  13,257

now we want to download some required rpm as

yumdownloader --resolve libseccomp
Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libseccomp.i686 0:2.2.1-1.el7 will be installed
---> Package libseccomp.x86_64 0:2.2.1-1.el7 will be reinstalled
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

ls -ltr | grep libseccomp

ls -ltr | grep libseccomp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    50612 Nov 10  2016 libseccomp-2.2.1-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    48972 Nov 10  2016 libseccomp-2.2.1-1.el7.i686.rpm

but we are very surprised that yumdownload not download the latest version

why yumdownloader - , not download the latest rpm version ?

Note - the reasons that we want the latest version because :

 rpm -ivh --replacefiles --replacepkgs *.rpm
warning: containerd.io-1.2.13-3.1.el7.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA512 Signature, key ID 621e9f35: NOKEY
warning: container-selinux-2.119.1-1.c57a6f9.el7.noarch.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID f4a80eb5: NOKEY
warning: package docker-ce-selinux-17.03.3.ce-1.el7.noarch was already added, replacing with docker-ce-3:19.03.8-3.el7.x86_64
warning: libseccomp-2.2.1-1.el7.i686.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID fd431d51: NOKEY
error: Failed dependencies:
        policycoreutils >= 2.5-11 is needed by container-selinux-2:2.119.1-1.c57a6f9.el7.noarch
        selinux-policy >= 3.13.1-216.el7 is needed by container-selinux-2:2.119.1-1.c57a6f9.el7.noarch
        selinux-policy-base >= 3.13.1-216.el7 is needed by container-selinux-2:2.119.1-1.c57a6f9.el7.noarch
        selinux-policy-targeted >= 3.13.1-216.el7 is needed by container-selinux-2:2.119.1-1.c57a6f9.el7.noarch

1 Answer 1


The libseccomp package is part of RHEL and not EPEL so you will be downloading it from the RHEL repos once you have registered with subscription-manager. The version in RHEL 7 is libseccomp-2.3.1-4.el7.

  • so do you suggest to download all rpm's from redhat repo , by subscriber manager ?
    – yael
    May 10, 2020 at 2:43
  • btw - also selinux-policy , selinux-policy-base , selinux-policy-targeted
    – yael
    May 10, 2020 at 2:43
  • Yes, that is how RHEL works.
    – jsbillings
    May 10, 2020 at 2:44
  • And just to be sure, you still use yumdownloader. It’s just you need to register first to get access to the yum repositories.
    – jsbillings
    May 10, 2020 at 2:45
  • ok I will do that and I will update , since we have dependencies problem I will not close this post for now until understanding all issues , hope its ok from your point?
    – yael
    May 10, 2020 at 2:46

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