[CentOS] corrupt rpm problem

Peter Farrow peter at farrows.org
Thu Oct 20 16:46:54 UTC 2005


I was aware of the 64 bit and 32 bit versions, but any yum'ing 
whatsoever fails now with a conflict from an existing installed version

why would a yum clean and rebuilddb not be the best way to fix rpm 
errors, certainly this has been the methods I have succesffully employed 
for many years....

If there is a better way then let me know...

It seems that yum is not able to update existing packages anymore and 
tries to install  newer rpms along side the old ones....

Here is a sample out put of "yum install mysql-server"

 Install: mysql-server.x86_64 0:4.1.12-3.RHEL4.1 - base

Performing the following to resolve dependencies:
  Update: mysql.x86_64 0:4.1.12-3.RHEL4.1 - base
Total download size: 9.9 M
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Check Error:   file /usr/bin/mysqldumpslow from install of 
mysql-4.1
.12-3.RHEL4.1 conflicts with file from package mysql-4.1.10a-2.RHEL4.1
  file /usr/share/info/mysql.info.gz from install of 
mysql-4.1.12-3.RHEL4.1 conf
licts with file from package mysql-4.1.10a-2.RHEL4.1
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysql.1.gz from install of 
mysql-4.1.12-3.RHEL4.1 con
flicts with file from package mysql-4.1.10a-2.RHEL4.1

etc etc


Jim Perrin wrote:

>On 10/20/05, Peter Farrow <peter at farrows.org> wrote:
>  
>
>>Hi There,
>>
>>Install Centos 4.1 X86-64 onto an athlon64 box.
>>
>>unfortunately half way through a yum -y upgrade I press ctrl-c on the
>>wrong window and aborted a couple of the packages in the (large) update.
>>
>>Now the rpm database things there are multiple packages installed on the
>>same rpm versions,
>>
>>eg:
>> >rpm -q -a | grep mysql
>>mod_auth_mysql-2.6.1-2.2
>>php-mysql-4.3.9-3.6
>>mysqlclient10-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1
>>mysqlclient10-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1
>>mysql-devel-4.1.10a-2.RHEL4.1
>>mysql-4.1.10a-2.RHEL4.1
>>mysql-4.1.10a-2.RHEL4.1
>>libdbi-dbd-mysql-0.6.5-10.RHEL4.1
>>
>>rpm -e mysqlclient10-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1
>>error: "mysqlclient10-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1" specifies multiple packages
>>
>>
>>    
>>
>
>These are most likely packages of different architecture. one i386,
>and one x86_64
>
>  
>
>>So I tried a "yum clean all" and tried again but yum fails with a
>>transaction check error with conflicts of rpms onthemselves.
>>
>>I did a rpm --rebuilddb  with no joy, and i deleted the __db files from
>>/var/lib/rpm - still no joy.
>>
>>    
>>
>
>REALLY not the right way to fix it.....
>
>  
>
>>I cn't install any rpms now as it says there are conflicts....
>>
>>I am fresh out of ideas now...
>>
>>Any help appreciated...
>>
>>    
>>
>
>do the following as root (and for your user also)
>echo "%_query_all_fmt %%{name}-%%{version}-%%{release}.%%{arch}" >>
>~/.rpmmacros
>
>then rpm -q mysqlclient10-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1, and you will see the
>different packages. use the full packagename to remove one. should be
>something like mysqlclient10-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1.i386 or 
>mysqlclient10-3.23.58-4.RHEL4.1.x86_64
>
>
>
>
>--
>Jim Perrin
>System Administrator - UIT
>Ft Gordon & US Army Signal Center
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