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openssl/zypper fails with DEFAULT_SUSE error after upgrade

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)

Situation

After upgrading only specific packages like openssl and zypper packages do not work.

Example:
openssl ciphers -v DEFAULT_SUSE
Error in cipher list
28362:error:140E6118:SSL routines:SSL_CIPHER_PROCESS_RULESTR:invalid command:ssl_ciph.c:833:


Resolution

Downgrade zypper to match glibc version installed. Either download and install needed packages manually or add SLES12SP4 iso image to zypper repos, e.g.:
zypper ar iso:/?iso=/path/to/isoimage

Disable remote repositories and install packages from iso:
zypper mr -d <repoid>

Search for available package versions via zypper:
zypper se -s zypper

Install older version:
zypper in --oldpackage zypper=<version>

Afterwards apply all patches or at least make sure glibc is included.

Cause

Dependencies to glibc are not correct and glibc is not upgraded as well

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7023091
  • Creation Date:13-JUN-18
  • Modified Date:01-OCT-18
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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