compat-db47 conflict (was: F13 update problem)

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Wed Jun 30 09:51:21 UTC 2010

On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:08:28 +0200, Luc wrote:

> Hi,
> when I try to 'yum update' my system, I receive a conflict error :
> file /usr/include/db4.7.25/db.h conflicts between attempted installs of 
> compat-db47-4.7.25-2.fc13.i686 and compat-db47-4.7.25-3.fc13.x86_64
> No compat-db47 package is installed, but the two packages are required 
> for depedencies
> Any idea ?

Always quote the full Yum output, please. You tried to trim it down,
but deleted details that may be important.

Some comments:

The compat-db update is this:

It includes compat-db47-4.7.25-3.fc13 for both i686 _and_ x86_64:

However (!):

The i686 build of compat-db47-4.7.25-3.fc13 was not composed into
the x86_64 updates repository, whereas the previous -2.fc13 build
remains in the stock F13 "fedora" repository.

So, there is no multiarch update for compat-db47-4.7.25-2.fc13.i686
and if that one really is needed by something else for a x86_64 multiarch
install, this is a problem.
There should either be a proper multiarch update or an "Obsoletes" tag
in the x86_64 package to get rid of the old [if unused] i686 pkg.

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