[CentOS] corrupt rpm problem

Peter Farrow peter at farrows.org
Thu Oct 20 23:19:17 UTC 2005


Hi Jim,

yes I did add the line you suggested straight away and indeed shows the 
multi-arch packages as you describe...

however the yum snapshot was consitent with and without the macro 
definition for rpm, and still doesn't work.

Its a new server build too, and was working fine until I yum -y update 
'd it, now it bails everytime.

Shame too as it now has 200 users on it... :-(


P.


Jim Perrin wrote:

>On 10/20/05, Peter Farrow <peter at farrows.org> wrote:
>  
>
>> 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....
>>
>>    
>>
>
> You need to shift your thinking to multi-arch packages. RPM doesn't
>make this clear by default, which is why I suggested the line for your
>.rpmmacros file. Nuking should not be a troubleshooting step, but
>should be done with care, and generally as a last resort.
>
>
>
>  
>
>> 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
>>
>>    
>>
>
>
>This is very possibly still a multiarch issue, which again would
>require you to add the line I suggested to your .rpmmacros file. that
>will show if these packages are for i386, or for x86_64. This is the
>critical step in figuring what's causing your problem.
>
>
>
>
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