[CentOS] Re: i386 version of Perl getting installed on x64 system?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Sun Jul 6 20:56:48 UTC 2008


on 7-6-2008 9:10 AM Ray Van Dolson spake the following:
> On Sun, Jul 06, 2008 at 09:55:03AM -0600, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>>> There is a known issue with the new version of yum on RHEL/CentOS 5.2 ...
>>>
>>> You need to specify the packages like this:
>>>
>>> yum install <package_name>.x86_64
>>>
>>> not
>>>
>>> yum install <package_name>
>>>
>>> If you do not specify, then yum can install both (or either) of i386 or
>>> x86_64 packages to meet that requirement.
>> I think I found the offending package, I'll jump on the rf irc
>> channel and see what I can make of this:
>>
>> # yum list *HiRes*
>> Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
>> Loading "priorities" plugin
>> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
>> <snip>
>> 257 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
>> Available Packages
>> perl-Time-HiRes.x86_64                   1.9715-1.el5.rf        rpmforge
>> perl-Time-HiRes-Value.noarch             0.05-1.el5.rf          rpmforge
>>
>> # yum install perl-Time-HiRes.x86_64
>> Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
>> Loading "priorities" plugin
>> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
>> <snip>
>> 257 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
>> Setting up Install Process
>> Parsing package install arguments
>> Resolving Dependencies
>> --> Running transaction check
>> ---> Package perl.i386 4:5.8.8-10.el5_2.3 set to be updated
>> --> Processing Dependency: libgdbm.so.2 for package: perl
>> --> Running transaction check
>> ---> Package gdbm.i386 0:1.8.0-26.2.1 set to be updated
>> --> Finished Dependency Resolution
>>
>> Dependencies Resolved
>>
>> =============================================================================
>>  Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
>> =============================================================================
>> Installing:
>>  perl                    i386       4:5.8.8-10.el5_2.3  extras             12 M
>> Installing for dependencies:
>>  gdbm                    i386       1.8.0-26.2.1     base               27 k
>>
>> Transaction Summary
>> =============================================================================
>> Install      2 Package(s)
>> Update       0 Package(s)
>> Remove       0 Package(s)
>>
>> Total download size: 12 M
>> Is this ok [y/N]:
> 
> Just to muddy the waters on this a bit more... for me, the rpmforge
> perl-Time-HiRes package won't install as it conflicts with my base
> installation of perl.
> 
> This is on a RHEL5.2 x86_64 system however.
> 
> # rpm -qf --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}.%{ARCH}\n' /usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.8/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/Time/HiRes.pm
> perl-5.8.8-10.el5_2.3.x86_64
> 
> So it seems HiRes is already provided by perl, although the actual file
> that conflicts is a man page.
> 
> (This is why I generally avoid rpmforge if I can :)
> 
> Ray
If the man pages are the only conflict, will an rpm install with --excludedocs 
let it install?


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