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Re: rpm -q <package> shows multiple packages



On Thursday 05 July 2007 13:54, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 01:48:49PM -0400, Alex @ Avantel Systems wrote:
> > Out of the 1163 rpm packages installed on my FC5 x86_64 system, 310
> > packages are for i386.  Of all the i386 packages, 249 ALSO have an x86_64
> > version of the rpm installed.
> > I noticed this during a "yum update" and now I'm curious if this is OK
> > or, if not, what should I do about it (and how?)
>
> Yes, this is "okay", at least in the sense of "expected" and in that RPM
> can handle this situation well enough.

Well, perhaps not as well as I would prefer.  There are a lot of file 
conflicts reported by yum update that obviously are related to the rpm for 
the "other" architecture.  For example:

dbus-0.62-0.2.fc5.x86_64. 100% |=========================|  17 kB    00:00
---> Package dbus.x86_64 0:0.62-0.2.fc5 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Updating:
 dbus                    x86_64     0.62-0.2.fc5     updates           650 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      0 Package(s)
Update       1 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)
Total download size: 650 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/1): dbus-0.62-0.2.fc5. 100% |=========================| 650 kB    00:02
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test

Transaction Check Error:   file /usr/share/man/man1/dbus-daemon.1.gz from 
install of dbus-0.62-0.2.fc5 conflicts with file from package dbus-0.61-3

There are MANY of those. How do I avoid those "conflicts" so that the update 
can proceed?

Cheers;

Alex
===

>
>
> PS: please upgrade your Fedora Core 5 system -- security updates are no
> longer being produced.
>
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