Bug 1186403

Summary: Packages samba-common for i686 and x86_64 are inconsistent
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: Marek Hruscak <mhruscak>
Component: sambaAssignee: Andreas Schneider <asn>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Robin Hack <rhack>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 7.1CC: asn, bash, gdeschner, javabrett, jrivera, lampe, mbanas, rbiba, rhack, thomas.oulevey, tru
Target Milestone: rc   
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Hardware: Unspecified   
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Fixed In Version: samba-4.2.2-1.el7 Doc Type: Known Issue
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Binaries in the samba-common.x86_64 and samba-common.i686 packages contain the same file paths but differ in their contents. As a consequence, the packages cannot be installed together, because the RPM database forbids this scenario. To work around this problem, do not install samba-common.i686 if you primarily need samba-common.x86_64; neither in a kickstart file, nor on an already installed system. If you need samba-common.i686, avoid samba-common.x86_64. As a result, the system can be installed, but with only one architecture of the samba-common package at a time.
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Last Closed: 2015-11-19 09:10:38 UTC Type: Bug
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Comment 3 Michael Lampe 2015-04-04 23:35:55 UTC
Thousands of foo.x86_64 and foo.i686 packages contain the same files in /usr/bin but differ in their contents. Of course they do. RPM resolves this by prefering the x86_64 binary. That's how biarch works and always has worked. That you can only install one flavour of samba-common in el7 is a clear packaging bug.

Comment 4 Benjamin Ash 2015-04-06 16:56:40 UTC
We are currently blocked/hobbled by this issue since we set Yum's multilib_policy to 'all', and then perform a group installation of a group that includes 'samba-common'. I noticed the previous release of CentOS 7's yum repository does not contain samba-common.i686 (any build), but the latest one repo does. Perhaps samba-common.i686 could be removed from the repos.

As a work around we had to 'exclude' samba-common.i686 from all repos providing it.

Comment 8 Brett Randall 2015-11-03 08:42:05 UTC
In a package-update scenario, I worked-around this by removing the samba packages and then reinstalling them after the update completed, but using the full package-version-arch names (on an x86_64 system):

$ yum remove samba-winbind-client samba-common samba-common samba-winbind-modules samba-libs
$ yum update
$ yum install samba-winbind-client-4.1.12-23.el7_1.x86_64 samba-common-4.1.12-23.el7_1.x86_64 samba-winbind-modules-4.1.12-23.el7_1.x86_64 samba-libs-4.1.12-23.el7_1.x86_64

Mentioning this in-case it provides a simple workaround for anyone who meets this issue.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2015-11-19 09:10:38 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2015-2258.html