[CentOS] Need help resolving yum update issues on mixed architecture system

Tue Feb 25 11:13:34 UTC 2014
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Alfred von Campe <alfred at von-campe.com>

> I have been using 32-bit CentOS since the 4.X days without a real need for 
> 64-bit, but in preparation for CentOS 7, I have installed 64-bit CentOS 6 on a 
> test system to qualify all our builds.  However, in order to build some of our 
> current 32-bit applications, I had to install some i686 packages, including 
> glib.
> Now when I try to do a "yum update" on this test system, I get the 
> dreaded "Error:  Multilib version problems found." issue.  I have 
> tried following the instructions from yum (--exclude=glib.i686, yum check, etc.) 
> to resolve this to no avail.  What is the best way to proceed with the "yum 
> update" so that all (64-bit and 32-bit) packages are updated?

Maybe try 'protected_multilib' in yum.conf (see man).