Why does the 'yum update' command fail with a conflict between the packages "apache-commons-codec" and "jakarta-commons-codec"?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Command yum update fails with following conflict errors.
yum --exclude=man-pages-3.22-20.el6.noarch update
Will result into:
Transaction Check Error:
  file /usr/share/java/commons-codec.jar conflicts between attempted installs of apache-commons-codec-1.7-2.el6_3.x86_64 and jakarta-commons-codec-0:1.3-11.7.el6.x86_64
  • It complains about a conflict between packages which are not installed.
[root@hostname ~]# rpm -qa | grep apache-commons-codec
apache-commons-codec-1.4-9.1_redhat_1.ep6.el6.1.noarch
[root@hostname ~]# rpm -qa |grep  jakarta-commons-codec
[root@hostname ~]#

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Yum
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2

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