[CentOS] How to resolve an up2date package conflict?

Mon Apr 2 13:29:13 UTC 2007
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

have you tried using yum as root in the shell?


yum install gcc cpp <whatever else you want>

Olaf Greve wrote:
> Hi,
> At present I'm setting up several CentOS (4 and 4.4) machines, and in 
> the process of installing the several updates that are automatically 
> mentioned by up2date as being available, I'm running into a package 
> conflict.
> More particular, when trying to install several of the C compiler 
> related packages (like gcc, cpp, etc.) I get the error message:
> "Test install failed because of package conflicts:
> The following packages were added to your selection to satisfy 
> dependencies:
> (name) libtool     (version) 1.5.6     (release) 4.EL4.c4.4
> package libtool-1.5.6-4.EL4.1.c4.4 is already installed"
> Now.... this seems to be somewhat of what we call over here a 
> "chicken-and-egg-problem", IOW, in order to resolve it libtool should be 
> added, yet when adding it, libtool is already installed and causes the 
> conflict; so which to solve first :P
> Can anyone let me know how I can manually solve this problem (note that 
> libtool was not offered as a selectable package, but rather is enforced 
> when trying to install e.g. gcc)?
> Tnx in advance, and cheers,
> Olafo
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