Installing updates on RedHat client requires python package to be installed.
Following events are logged when python cannot be found:
INFO 2023-10-16 14:00:19.146 1274037 140289201141504 SWUAgent-LibSmfRepo > Running command /opt/altiris/notification/swuagent/lib/exec/aex-launcher -c '/opt/altiris/notification/swuagent/lib/exec/aex-smf-tsresolver-dnf -t -c /opt/altiris/notification/swuagent/var/repo/smf-yum-repository.conf -i nss-softokn-3.79.0-11.el8_7.x86_64 nss-sysinit-3.79.0-11.el8_7.x86_64 nss-util-3.79.0-11.el8_7.x86_64 nss-3.79.0-11.el8_7.x86_64'
ERRO 2023-10-16 14:00:19.190 1274037 140289201141504 SWUAgent-SWUJobImpl > Failed to process Yum transaction. /bin/env: ‘python3’: No such file or directory
Release : 8.7
It is possible to deploy RHEL in minimal configuration without installed python. Administrator has to deploy python3 package to make software update working.
In addition to this python requires additional modules (DNF, SYS, LOGGING), which should be already be available as part of OS (YUM and DNF use platform-python)
To verify successful software update you may test requirements by launching python and importing modules:
If above test is successful, client is ready for use by Patch Management for Linux