[CentOS] X86_64, Groupinstall KDE fails

Mon Apr 17 18:27:14 UTC 2006
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

> It appears that packages openssl and fontconfig are conflicting with
> themselves! (?!?)

Yes, they are. You're suffering from x86 vs x86_64. You need to
exclude i386 in your yum configs

> This is a clean, minimal install of CentOS 4.3/64, (installed with all
> optional packages unchecked, so only disk 1 was needed) I haven't even done a
> yum update, but that doesn't change anything when I try it. (I've now wiped
> it twice to try to figure out what I'm missing. Both packages are already
> installed, with the versions complained about...
> I've tried running rpm --rebuilddb, and yum clean all to no positive change.
> What's going on here? What can I try from here?

create a ~/.rpmmacros file containing:
%_query_all_fmt %%{name}-%%{version}-%%{release}.%%{arch}

and this will clue you into when i386 packages are conflicting with
x86_64 packages.

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