- When trying to install the 32bit version of an existing package (ie,
pam.x86_64), we see the following error:
# yum install pam.i686 Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, security, subscription-manager This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite. Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package pam.i686 0:1.1.1-20.el6_7.1 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: libaudit.so.1 for package: pam-1.1.1-20.el6_7.1.i686 --> Processing Dependency: libcrack.so.2 for package: pam-1.1.1-20.el6_7.1.i686 --> Running transaction check ---> Package audit-libs.i686 0:2.3.7-5.el6 will be installed ---> Package cracklib.i686 0:2.8.16-4.el6 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root cause is something else and multilib version checking is just pointing out that there is a problem. Eg.: 1. You have an upgrade for pam which is missing some dependency that another package requires. Yum is trying to solve this by installing an older version of pam of the different architecture. If you exclude the bad architecture yum will tell you what the root cause is (which package requires what). You can try redoing the upgrade with --exclude pam.otherarch ... this should give you an error message showing the root cause of the problem. 2. You have multiple architectures of pam installed, but yum can only see an upgrade for one of those arcitectures. If you don't want/need both architectures anymore then you can remove the one with the missing update and everything will work. 3. You have duplicate versions of pam installed already. You can use "yum check" to get yum show these errors. ...you can also use --setopt=protected_multilib=false to remove this checking, however this is almost never the correct thing to do as something else is very likely to go wrong (often causing much more problems). Protected multilib versions: pam-1.1.1-20.el6_7.1.i686 != pam-1.1.1-13.el6.x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
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