Description of problem:
When trying to update my Fedora 23 system I keep getting the following conflict:
Error: Transaction check error:
file /usr/share/man/man5/cert8.db.5.gz from install of nss-3.21.0-1.1.fc23.i686 conflicts with file from package nss-3.21.0-1.0.fc23.x86_64
file /usr/share/man/man5/cert9.db.5.gz from install of nss-3.21.0-1.1.fc23.i686 conflicts with file from package nss-3.21.0-1.0.fc23.x86_64
file /usr/share/man/man5/key3.db.5.gz from install of nss-3.21.0-1.1.fc23.i686 conflicts with file from package nss-3.21.0-1.0.fc23.x86_64
file /usr/share/man/man5/key4.db.5.gz from install of nss-3.21.0-1.1.fc23.i686 conflicts with file from package nss-3.21.0-1.0.fc23.x86_64
file /usr/share/man/man5/pkcs11.txt.5.gz from install of nss-3.21.0-1.1.fc23.i686 conflicts with file from package nss-3.21.0-1.0.fc23.x86_64
file /usr/share/man/man5/secmod.db.5.gz from install of nss-3.21.0-1.1.fc23.i686 conflicts with file from package nss-3.21.0-1.0.fc23.x86_64
Tried dnf update --verbose --showduplicates nss.i686 but gives me nothing since my system is up to date. I then tried to reproduce by installing nss.i686 instead but I can't. I started with this.
# rpm -q nss nss-tools
then I tryed dnf install --verbose --showduplicates nss.i686
and I got (slightly edited for clarity)
langpacks: enabled languages are ['en', 'en_US']
Package Arch Version Repository Size
libgcc i686 5.1.1-4.fc23 fedora 91 k
libstdc++ i686 5.1.1-4.fc23 fedora 443 k
ncurses-libs i686 5.9-21.20150214.fc23 fedora 313 k
nspr i686 4.10.10-2.fc23 updates 139 k
nss i686 3.21.0-1.1.fc23 updates 871 k
nss-softokn i686 3.21.0-1.1.fc23 updates 325 k
nss-util i686 3.21.0-1.0.fc23 updates 82 k
readline i686 6.3-6.fc23 fedora 204 k
sqlite i686 3.9.0-1.fc23 updates 488 k
zlib i686 1.2.8-9.fc23 fedora 98 k
Install 10 Packages
As you can see it didn't try to install nss-tools.i686 which is the subpackage containing the man pages. I was able to install without any problems and then do a remove just fine.
Vratislav, I assume that you started both the .86_64 and the .i686 packages and the problems was that the x86_64 where updated and subsequently the attempt to update the .i686 is what caused the conflict. There was a somewhat similar problem reported for f22, Bug 1224788 - Cant install nss-softokn.i686.
Take a look at https://bugzilla.redhat.com//show_bug.cgi?id=1224788#c5
Perhaps, as suggested there, 'dnf distro-sync' will solve your problem.
Hmm, for some reason, I had these packages on my system:
# rpm -q nss
After removing the first one (hard to say how and why it stayed on the system on previous updates) everything seems to be fine. So I think this can be closed as WORKSFORME because it seems like my system was in a weird state.
Duplicate of 1252315?
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