Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 861269
Multilib version conflict for 32bit and 64bit libstdc++
Last modified: 2013-08-09 01:51:33 EDT
Description of problem:
When I recently run "yum update", it warns the following message and stops.
Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root
cause is something else and multilib version checking is just
pointing it that there is a problem. Eg.:
1. You have an upgrade for libstdc++-devel which is missing some
dependency that another package requires. Yum is trying to
solve this by installing an older version of libstdc++-devel of the
different architecture. If you exclude the bad architecture
yum will tell you what the root cause is (which package
2. You have multiple architectures of libstdc++-devel installed, but
yum can only see an upgrade for one of those arcitectures.
If you don't want/need both architectures anymore then you
can remove the one with the missing update and everything
3. You have duplicate versions of libstdc++-devel installed already.
You can use "yum check" to get yum show these errors.
...you can also use --setopt=protected_multilib=false to remove
this checking, however this is almost never the correct thing to
do as something else is very likely to go wrong (often causing
much more problems).
Protected multilib versions: libstdc++-devel-4.7.2-2.fc17.i686 != libstdc++-devel-4.7.0-5.fc17.x86_64
Error: Protected multilib versions: libstdc++-4.7.2-2.fc17.i686 != libstdc++-4.7.0-5.fc17.x86_64
and these are my enabled repos:
repo id repo name status
Google Google - x86_64 3
adobe-linux-x86_64 Adobe Systems Incorporated 2
fedora Fedora 17 - x86_64 27,033
fedora-chromium-stable Builds of the "stable" tag of the Chromium Web Browser 20
fedora-debuginfo Fedora 17 - x86_64 - Debug 5,919
fedorautils Fedora Utils 67
google-chrome google-chrome 3
rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 17 - Free 449
rpmfusion-free-debuginfo RPM Fusion for Fedora 17 - Free - Debug 152
rpmfusion-free-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 17 - Free - Updates 313
rpmfusion-free-updates-debuginfo RPM Fusion for Fedora 17 - Free - Updates Debug 113
rpmfusion-nonfree RPM Fusion for Fedora 17 - Nonfree 193
rpmfusion-nonfree-debuginfo RPM Fusion for Fedora 17 - Nonfree - Debug 58
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 17 - Nonfree - Updates 193
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-debuginfo RPM Fusion for Fedora 17 - Nonfree - Updates Debug 72
skype Skype Repository 1
updates Fedora 17 - x86_64 - Updates 8,915
updates-debuginfo Fedora 17 - x86_64 - Updates - Debug 1,523
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "yum update"
2. it stops and shows the error message
I have the same issue.
As additional info:
rpm -qa | grep libstdc
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