Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442004
file conflicts - with deleted file - solved with yum clean all
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:02:32 EST
Description of problem:
I was trying to get synced up with Fedora openoffice after having installed the
openoffice.org version. I deleted lots of files and rebooted a couple of times
and finally came down to errors of the form:
Transaction Check Error:
from install of openoffice.org-core-2.3.0-6.11.fc8.i386 conflicts with file from
The odd thing about these errors is that I really did delete the file
It was just not in the directory when I did 'ls'.
The yum file conflicts persisted even after a reboot.
The solution was to go into yum and do
yum clean all
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Before doing the yum clean all, the error was frustratingly persistent.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
okay so you have separate items here:
1. removing the file doesn't remove it from the rpmdb's record of the file - so
that's why removing the file didn't help the problem
2. when you did the clean all you talked to a different mirror and/or reset your
metadata which probably had a fixed (and updated) openoffice which implicitly
fixed the problem you were having.
I'm going to close this not a bug b/c the error message it outputted for you was