persistent gnome dep problems (F16 alpha rc3-5, alpha), --skip-broken wants to haul in 32-bit libs

seth vidal skvidal at
Fri Aug 26 12:29:07 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-25 at 15:15 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > 
> > yum --setopt="protected_multilib=0" blah blah blah
> > 
> > which might help in situations where things are already deeply sideways.
> worth noting for the record that, as always when using 'force' type
> parameters to a package management system, when it breaks - as it
> inevitably will - you get a full refund of what you paid for it, and you
> get to keep both pieces. =) generally, when yum wants to do something
> really funky, the solution is not 'figure out how to let yum do it' but
> 'figure out why yum wants to do something funky, and fix that'.
> (this is obviously not aimed at seth, who knows it already, but at the
> thread in general.)

turning off them protected multilib option is not a 'force type' option.
All it does is allows yum to update one pkg w/o changing or matching the
the compat arch of the same pkg, too.


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