Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19514
Latest iputils has file conflict on 6.1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:26 EDT
iputils-20001010-1.6x.i386.rpm was announced in Security Advisory
RHSA-2000:087-02. There seems to be a convention that the "6.x" in the
filename implies that it is appropriate to install it on any 6.x
installation. However, on a 6.1 machine I get:
[root@rocza roger]# rpm -Uvh iputils-20001010-1.6x.i386.rpm
file /bin/ping from install of iputils-20001010-1.6x conflicts with file
from package netkit-base-0.10-37
Red Hat should either repackage the netkit-base package for 6.1 for
compatibility with the new iputils package, revise the security advisory to
suggest use of the --replacefiles option (if this is technically
appropriate--I haven't tried it), or rename the new iputils package to
remove the misleading "6.x".
The package has *.6x" in the name, but the errata was released for Red Hat 6.2.
Meanwhile, if you wish to use the iputils package, install with --nodeps and/or
as the executable should work fine on 6.0 and 6.1.