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Old 10-19-2009, 12:04 AM   #1
scratt
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Question Transaction Check error installing GNOME via yum on Centos..


Hi there,

I have been trying to setup a VNC connection to my server for occasional web activities via the server, preferably using a browser. Lynx is not sufficient unfortunately.

I have vncserver working correctly and can log in and get a basic connection going.
I also have the X Windows stuff installed correctly and get a shell and a clock.

As far as I understand if I want a browser I need to install GNOME, KDE or perhaps just the basic "Graphical Internet" package.

My problem is that any of these when I try to use to install them give me the following errors in the Transaction check.

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Transaction Check Error:
  package dbus-1.1.2-12.el5.x86_64 (which is newer than dbus-1.0.0-7.el5.i386) is already installed
  file /etc/dbus-1/session.conf from install of dbus-1.0.0-7.el5.i386 conflicts with file from package dbus-1.1.2-12.el5.x86_64
  file /etc/dbus-1/system.conf from install of dbus-1.0.0-7.el5.i386 conflicts with file from package dbus-1.1.2-12.el5.x86_64
  file /usr/share/man/man1/dbus-daemon.1.gz from install of dbus-1.0.0-7.el5.i386 conflicts with file from package dbus-1.1.2-12.el5.x86_64
  file /usr/share/man/man1/dbus-uuidgen.1.gz from install of dbus-1.0.0-7.el5.i386 conflicts with file from package dbus-1.1.2-12.el5.x86_64
  file /usr/bin/xulrunner from install of xulrunner-1.9.0.14-1.el5_4.i386 conflicts with file from package xulrunner-1.9.0.14-1.el5_4.x86_64
From a lot of googling and reading threads here, and a tad of common sense I do understand what is happening. But I don't know how to fix it.

As far as I understand the yum package is trying to install packages which have i386 dependencies and my system is already using x86_64 packages in their stead, which seems correct to me, but doesn't help me or yum sort the problem out!

I have read this FAQ(https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view...oblemsWithDbus), but the remove *.i386 does not help.

Unfortunately most other instances of this happening with dbus to other people seems to be the other way around (i.e. Trying to use x86_64 in place of i386 files) and I frankly don't know enough to feel confident making a choice about overriding the files my server is already using.

Can anyone help me out with some pointers as to what I need to do to resolve this.

Thanks.

Last edited by scratt; 10-19-2009 at 12:53 AM.
 
Old 10-19-2009, 03:06 AM   #2
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UPDATE : I have carried on working on this this morning and for the benefit of anyone else in the same situation:

I read that excluding *.i386 packages during a yum update or install can fix similar problems so I tried it.

Basically editing /etc/yum.conf and adding exclude *.i386 in the [main] section.

I don't know enough to feel confident of leaving this in all the time, or for using it when updating core components, so have now removed it, and only installed "Graphical Internet" rather than a full KDE or GNOME install.

And all is working fine now.

Sorry for the noise, but hopefully this will help someone else one day.
 
Old 10-19-2009, 03:28 AM   #3
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Greetingz!

Thank you for posting the answer to your query! Too many questions go unanswered online, and it's always a good thing to see someone following-up!

As for your CentOS yum configuration, if you're running the 64-bit builds, then you may want to exclude i386 packages by default.

Also, it may help if you run a "yum clean all" every once in a while, which will clear up the metadata for package dependencies and such.

Have a good one!
 
  


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