Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 407431
upgrade: no longer existing multilib rpms must be removed
Last modified: 2007-12-04 16:44:49 EST
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Description of problem:
Some of the files from the 64-bit update (gdb-6.6-36.fc8.x86_64) conflict with the existing 32-bit version (gdb-6.5-15.fc6.i386). This prevents the update from happening.
Error message pasted from pup: see Actual Results section.
(Incidentally, this failed update also stops any other updates from working, too - unless the offending package is de-selected - might that be worth spawning a separate bug report?)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.pup informs me that an update is available.
2.I type in the root password and select the update for gdb.
3.The update downloads and pup tries to update it.
"Error updating software
There were errors encountered in trying
to update the software you selected
file /usr/bin/gcore from install of gdb-6.6-36.fc8.x86_64 conflicts with file from package gdb-6.5-15.fc6.i386
file /usr/share/info/annotate.info.gz from install of gdb-6.6-36.fc8.x86_64 conflicts with file from package gdb-6.5-15.fc6.i386
file /usr/share/info/gdb.info.gz from install of gdb-6.6-36.fc8.x86_64 conflicts with file from package gdb-6.5-15.fc6.i386
file /usr/share/info/gdbint.info.gz from install of gdb-6.6-36.fc8.x86_64 conflicts with file from package gdb-6.5-15.fc6.i386
file /usr/share/info/stabs.info.gz from install of gdb-6.6-36.fc8.x86_64 conflicts with file from package gdb-6.5-15.fc6.i386"
The software should update successfully.
Package details for gdb, as given by pup:
Issued 2007-11-17 05:38:07
Description Fix displaying `errno' even for non-threaded inferiors.
PPC: Fix displaying of overwritten parameter values.
Package `gdb' is not a multilib package.
Its i386 variant should not exist on x86_64 system, please type:
rpm -e gdb-6.5-15.fc6.i386
It is probably some relict of an upgrade from FC-6 (gdb-6.5-15.fc6.i386), `yum'
is known to have some biarch (i386<->x86_64) issues. Unaware about pup/pirut
and how this could happen. If it is not an administration mistake it is a `pup'
I did upgrade my machine from FC6 to Fedora 8 recently.
After following your suggestion and removing the i386 variant of gdb, the pup
completed the upgrade successfully. Thank you Jan!
This is fixed for me. I don't know whether it is still a bug in pup or not. I'll
let the experts decide that!
PS. If this kind of thing happens again with other packages, how will I know
whether I should remove the i386 variant? (I don't want to break anything.)
How did you upgrade FC6->F8? Was that FC6 formerly an i386 (32-bit)
installations? This answer decides whether this Bug should be closed/reassigned.
You should remove all the i?86 packages, they make no sense on x86_64 system
unless you know you unlikely need them for compatibility with an i386 binary
I upgraded from FC6 to F8 using an ordinary DVD spin, downloaded soon after
release. I chose to upgrade rather than do a clean reinstall of Fedora.
I have always had the 64-bit version of Fedora on this machine, although my FC6
install did have some packages that were duplicated for i?86 as well as x86_64.
Thanks for the advice about ditching the 32 bit packages, Jan. I'll check for
32-bit apps first and then they're for the chop, methinks.
I see FC6 really had gdb.i386 (that was a mistake).
FC6 had (in updates):
and F8 has only:
Anaconda upgrade left there conflicting:
This is wrong, multilib rpms no longer present in the new repo must be removed.
I had bugreports from friends of mine on this kind of multilib problem before.
Added gdb to the multilib upgrade remove list