+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #644778 +++
Description of problem:
There is a file conflict between many packages (i386 and x86_64) in the optional repository for the Workstation variant, x86_64 arch.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do yum localinstall *.rpm inside the optional repository
Multiple file conflicts, transaction aborted.
WIll post the entire log in the next comment.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2010-10-20 12:05:41 EEST ---
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Check Error:
file /usr/bin/uuid-config conflicts between attempted installs of uuid-devel-1.6.1-10.el6.i686 and uuid-devel-1.6.1-10.el6.x86_64
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-10-20 14:02:24 EEST ---
For the conflicting documentation files see bug #449731 (RHEL4) - it requested that rpm ignores file conflicts under /usr/share/doc to work around several multilib conflicts on ia64.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to
address this request at this time. Red Hat invites you to
ask your support representative to propose this request, if
appropriate and relevant, in the next release of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux. If you would like it considered as an
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I'm going to close this one CANTIFX. Conflicting file is script that should be called to get compiler flags. These flags are different for 32bit and 64bit, but I'm not aware of any way how to check what version of flags calling script wants.
How about changing the script name to something line uuid-config-$arch ?
Another possible fix is to remove the multilib package like we did in bug #658039.
(In reply to comment #3)
> How about changing the script name to something line uuid-config-$arch ?
I don't know how this could help? Other packages are calling uuid-config during their build time, you'd have to patch all of them to use new name and even learn them how to decide what name they really need.
Moving to releng then.
can you check if we can remove the multilib package?
What about a wrapper script as described here?
We try to avoid adding packages to the multiarch blacklist whenever possible.
uuid-devel 32bit has been removed from Workstation x86_64.
yum localinstall uuid* in the optional directory completed without an error.
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.