So you are trying to use RedHat official docker images, also called UBI for Universal Base Images in your CI/CD and try to install some packages.
Sometimes it works:
$ docker run -it --rm redhat/ubi9:latest [root@6afe7431c74f /]# dnf install nginx Updating Subscription Management repositories. Unable to read consumer identity Subscription Manager is operating in container mode. This system is not registered with an entitlement server. You can use subscription-manager to register. Last metadata expiration check: 0:20:09 ago on Sun Aug 7 16:14:04 2022. Dependencies resolved. ================================================================================================================================================================================== Package Architecture Version Repository Size ================================================================================================================================================================================== Installing: nginx x86_64 1:1.20.1-10.el9 ubi-9-appstream 607 k Installing dependencies: nginx-filesystem noarch 1:1.20.1-10.el9 ubi-9-appstream 13 k redhat-logos-httpd noarch 90.4-1.el9 ubi-9-appstream 18 k Installing weak dependencies: logrotate x86_64 3.18.0-5.el9 ubi-9-baseos 80 k Transaction Summary ================================================================================================================================================================================== Install 4 Packages Total download size: 718 k Installed size: 1.9 M Is this ok [y/N]: etc etc.
Sometimes not :-(
$ docker run -it --rm redhat/ubi9:latest [root@6afe7431c74f /]# dnf install selinux-policy-devel Updating Subscription Management repositories. Unable to read consumer identity Subscription Manager is operating in container mode. This system is not registered with an entitlement server. You can use subscription-manager to register. Last metadata expiration check: 0:23:31 ago on Sun Aug 7 16:14:04 2022. No match for argument: selinux-policy-devel Error: Unable to find a match: selinux-policy-devel
In a previous article, I explained how to get a developer subscription to be able to install packages with
subscription-manager. But no luck:
# subscription-manager register --username your-redhat-login subscription-manager is disabled when running inside a container. Please refer to your host system for subscription management.
WTF !!! I cannot register a docker container :-(
To be short, if you are using Docker or Podman on RedHat, your subscription will be automatically mounted as a secret in /run/secrets folder of your container.
Upstream Docker has rejected patches that allow for host subscription data to be directly attached to the containers automatically, so if you are trying to use the RedHat UBI images on another system than RedHat, like me, you cannot use
subscription-manager to register your system.
From a working RedHat OS where you activated your developer subscription (cf my other blog post), grab these files:
- /etc/pki/entitlement/ (folder)
- /etc/rhsm (folder)
- /etc/yum.repos.d/redhat.repo (plain file)
And mount them while creating your container:
docker run -it --rm \ -v "$PWD/entitlement:/run/secrets/etc-pki-entitlement" \ -v "$PWD/rhsm:/run/secrets/rhsm" \ -v "$PWD/redhat.repo:/run/secrets/redhat.repo" \ redhat/ubi9:latest
That’s it, you can know install any package :-)