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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: yum returns error: "Protected multilib versions" transaction error

Updated 2014-02-02T20:08:00+00:00

Issue

  • yum update returns error: "Protected multilib versions" transaction error

    [root@rhel6 ~]# yum install python.i686
    Loaded plugins: rhnplugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Resolving Dependencies
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package python.i686 0:2.6.5-3.el6_0.2 will be installed
     [ SNIP ]
    --> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Protected multilib versions: python-2.6.5-3.el6_0.2.i686 != python-2.6.5-3.el6.x86_64
    Error: Protected multilib versions: python-libs-2.6.5-3.el6.i686 != python-libs-2.6.5-3.el6_0.2.x86_6
    
  • yum update does not work with protected_multilib option on

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch

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