yum update failure - package not installed - rpm says it is there?

Jonathan Berry berryja at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 02:06:06 UTC 2007

On 1/23/07, rwhart at mchsi.com <rwhart at mchsi.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>   I have a new install of FC6 X86_64.  In trying a yum update I continually arrive at this point of failure:
>   --> Running transaction check
>   --> Processing Dependency: php = 5.1.6-3 for package: php-pdo
>   --> Finished Dependency Resolution
>   Error: Missing Dependency: php = 5.1.6-3 is needed by package php-pdo
> rpm -qa : | grep php reports that php-5.1.6-3 is installed.  I have considered reinstalling php-5.1.6-3 with --force but since rpm already thinks it is there I cant see that this will do any good.
> Ideas?  Can I erase the rpm database and then rebuild it?  I have already run rpm --rebuilddb.

This is probably an i386 vs. x86_64 issue.  See:
for details.  What is the output of the rpm -qa | grep php with the
queryformat mentioned in the above page?


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