[CentOS] Yum, duplicate packages, 4.3->4.4 upgrade.

itayf at nospammail.net itayf at nospammail.net
Tue Oct 10 14:35:35 UTC 2006

On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, itayf at nospammail.net wrote:

> Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 17:15:28 +0200 (IST)
> From:  <itayf at nospammail.net>
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> To:  <centos at centos.org>
> Subject: [CentOS] Yum, duplicate packages, 4.3->4.4 upgrade.
> Hi,
> I am running a CentOS 4.3 machine.  I wish to move on to 4.4.
> My problem is that I have some 60 duplicate packages listed
> below.  The kernel and gpg-pubkey packages are different
> versions of the same (none for the gpg) architecture.  All the
> rest are a x86_64 and i[356]86 pairs.

Thanks to Will and Bart for the help so far.

'yum deplist' on the list of installed packages revealed many 
cases in which both x86_64 and i[356]86 packages provide the same 
dependency.  Example:

package: gdbm.x86_64 1.8.0-24
  dependency: libc.so.6()(64bit)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.3.4-2.25
  dependency: /sbin/ldconfig
   provider: glibc.i686 2.3.4-2.25	<<==============
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.3.4-2.25	<<==============
  dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit)
   provider: glibc.x86_64 2.3.4-2.25

Note that both glibc.i686 and glibc.x86_64 are installed on my 
I'm sorry if this is a newbie question - but how do I proceed 
from here?
Shouldn't I try to remove the i686 package provided that all its 
dependencies are satisfied by the x86_64 package as above?


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