[Yum] Security update/glibc name change seems to have confused yum

John Reiser jreiser at bitwagon.com
Wed Jun 22 16:15:11 UTC 2011

On 06/22/2011 08:28 AM, James Antill wrote:

>> ---> Package glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.12-1.7.el6 set to be updated
>> --> Processing Dependency: glibc = 2.12-1.7.el6 for package:
>> glibc-devel-2.12-1.7.el6.x86_64
>  And this is the latest version available, which is older than the one
> you have installed ... so yum tries to solve the problem by installing
> the .i686 version ... but that doesn't work out.

How could that ever work (installing .i686 to fix a .x86_64 dependency,
in this case "... for package: glibc-devel-2.12-1.7.el6.x86_64")?
I've been bitten by this problem a number of times.  Why should yum
even consider this?


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