Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 832771
redhat-lsb.i686 missing for x86_64 due to new subpackages
Last modified: 2012-07-17 15:09:16 EDT
Description of problem: For the update, redhat-lsb.i686 is not available for x86_64, which results in a "protected multilib version" update error for users who have both redhat-lsb.i686 and redhat-lsb.x86_64 installed:
It seems this is due to the new subpackages that moved /lib64/ld-lsb-x86-64.so.3 from redhat-lsb to the redhat-lsb-core subpackage. That one now is pulled in by the multiarch package resolver, whereas redhat-lsb no longer is. Library packages are considered by the multiarch repo compose process, if memory serves correctly.
I had the same problem: I could no longer "yum update" my x86_64 Fedora 17 system, because it always ended in the same "protected multilib version" error, and therefore wouldn't update the system.
This is definitely a bug, because clueless users (and even most experienced users) will be unable to solve this problem unless the repository is fixed, but I was nevertheless curious to investigate why it happened to me and not to 100% of the Fedora 17 users (I guess if it happened to 100% of the users, it would have been fixed long ago).
It turns out that a long time ago I installed Google's Picasa RPM, and that has a dependency on redhat-lsb.i686, and this is the *only* reason I have this package on my system (as "yum remove redhat-lsb.i686" told me). Since clearly picassa doesn't *really* depends on this package, I went ahead and removed his unnecessary package: "rpm -e --nodeps redhat-lsb.i686". Picasa still works, and "yum update" is back to normal.
I'm guessing that most x86_64 users who never installed Picasa would not have redhat-lsb.i686 which is why they don't encounter this problem. But it's still (very) important for those who do have this package.
(In reply to comment #1)
> It turns out that a long time ago I installed Google's Picasa RPM, and that
> has a dependency on redhat-lsb.i686, and this is the *only* reason I have
> this package on my system (as "yum remove redhat-lsb.i686" told me)...
Google-earth lists redhat-lsb.i686 as a dependancy and won't run unless it is installed (redhat-lsb.x86_64 is not enough).
*** Bug 834455 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 836686 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
redhat-lsb-4.1-5.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing redhat-lsb-4.1-5.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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(In reply to comment #6)
> Package redhat-lsb-4.1-5.fc17:
> * should fix your issue,
> * was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
> * should be available at your local mirror within two days.
This has not yet appeared on my local mirror, which is accessed via the mirror list: https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/17/x86_64/ . Any idea what's holding it up?
What mirror do you use? yum -d 255 repolist
the master site is working fine http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/updates/testing/17/x86_64/
Mirrors where I can see this package
Created attachment 597854 [details]
List of repos my system uses
See my comment to comment #8.
(In reply to comment #8)
> What mirror do you use? yum -d 255 repolist
See attached file: repos.txt
(In reply to comment #9)
> the master site is working fine
> Mirrors where I can see this package
It is just as you write. Nevertheless yum on my system does not see them. I will download and update by hand.
I wrote too quick. These are **testing** repos. When will these appear in updates. Redhat-lsb brings in a lot of dependancies, and I am a little afraid to update a lot of stuff on my one system from the testing repos.
The update has already passed 7 days successfully but I am still buying some more time. I will request to push this update to stable by Monday 16th.
Thanks Michael for testing this update.
redhat-lsb-4.1-5.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
(In reply to comment #15)
> redhat-lsb-4.1-5.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.
> If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
On my system everything is working fine. No problems with updates and Google Earth (the only application that I know depends on this) is running properly.