[CentOS] problem with centos 5.3 upgrade

Filipe Brandenburger filbranden at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 03:28:25 UTC 2009


On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:46, <attila.mathe at orange-ftgroup.com> wrote:
> It pops up with sub conflict messages for i386 packages, which I don’t need
> – even though yum is downloading them.
> Due to this sub conflict messages, I’m not able to update/install my x86
> packages, as the installation stops at the error message.
> Anybody, any idea how to come over this issue ?

In your specific case, you have a 64-bit machine, you already have the
base subversion 1.4 package installed from CentOS, and you are
upgrading it to subversion 1.6 from RPMforge.

The thing is that CentOS (and upstream) includes in the 64-bit
repository both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the same package for
some packages that include libraries, as it is the case with the
subversion package. However, RPMforge has the policy of including only
the 64-bit version of packages in the 64-bit repository. That way,
when you try to update subversion, it will try to update the 64-bit
version to version 1.6 (from RPMforge), but it will have no way of
upgrading the 32-bit version that is already installed (32-bit RPM
from CentOS 64-bit repository), so that will generate a conflict.

As I believe you don't need subversion 32-bit installed and only the
64-bit version should be enough, I believe the easiest fix for you is:

# rpm -e subversion.i386
# rpm -e xdelta.i386

After that is done, "yum update" should behave as expected.


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