Article ID: 120479, created on Mar 8, 2014, last review on Jun 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux


vzup2date command fails to install updates, following error appears:

    [RPM] Unable to read package information. :

Meanwhile virtuozzo-release rpm is not installed:

    # rpm -q virtuozzo-release
    package virtuozzo-release is not installed


virtuozzo-release package (necessary for correct work of vzup2date) is missing from the host.


To solve the issue it is necessary to install the package back. Follow these steps to acquire the RPM:

  1. Find the latest installed tools update(TU) version in /vz/vzup2date/virtuozzo/linux/<cpu-arch>/<product-version>/, i.e:

    ls -ld  /vz/vzup2date/virtuozzo/linux/x86_64/4.7.0/TU-4.7.0-*
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 30 04:47 /vz/vzup2date/virtuozzo/linux/x86_64/4.7.0/TU-4.7.0-346
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2839 Oct 30 04:45 /vz/vzup2date/virtuozzo/linux/x86_64/4.7.0/TU-4.7.0-346.xml
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 21 16:05 /vz/vzup2date/virtuozzo/linux/x86_64/4.7.0/TU-4.7.0-379
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3094 Jan 21 16:04 /vz/vzup2date/virtuozzo/linux/x86_64/4.7.0/TU-4.7.0-379.xml
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 21 16:05 /vz/vzup2date/virtuozzo/linux/x86_64/4.7.0/TU-4.7.0-383
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1238 Jan 21 16:04 /vz/vzup2date/virtuozzo/linux/x86_64/4.7.0/TU-4.7.0-383.xml
  2. Locate virtuozzo-release RPM on a repository location corresponding to your TU version:

    Copy and adjust following link to match your PVCfL and TU versions:

    This example matches PVCfL 4.7 64-bit and TU-4.7.0-383

    vzup2date repository

  3. Download virtuozzo-release rpm package located in the step #2

    # wget
  4. Install virtuozzo-release rpm package

    # rpm -i virtuozzo-release-4.7.0-383.x86_64.rpm

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