Why package installation fails as file from the package being install conflict's with files from pacakge which was already installed?

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Issue

  • Package installation fails with Transaction Check Error mentioning that files of the these package conflicts with package already installed on the system.
For Eg 1:
[root@test abc]# yum update httpd
Skipping security plugin, no data
Setting up Update Process
[...]
Total size: 2.4 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Check Error:
  file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf from install of httpd-2.2.3-65.el5_8.x86_64 conflicts with file from package php-common-5.3.3-27.x86_64

For Eg 2:
# yum groupinstall "Desktop Platform"
[...]
Transaction Check Error:
  file /usr/sbin/redhat_lsb_trigger.x86_64 from install of redhat-lsb-core-4.0-7.el6.x86_64 conflicts with file from package redhat-lsb-4.0-3.el6.x86_64
  file /usr/share/man/man1/lsb_release.1.gz from install of redhat-lsb-core-4.0-7.el6.x86_64 conflicts with file from package redhat-lsb-4.0-3.el6.x86_64

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Packages from unsupported Repositories.

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