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Old 04-22-2006, 12:17 AM   #1
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Yum Update Error in FC4

Hey guys, fairly new to the site. Was around a while ago but I'm just getting back in the swing of things now that I have some free time to deal with catching up on Linux. Just did a fresh install of FC4, finally got my dual-head working on my ATI 9800 in the 64-bit install. Pretty happy about that. Trying to do a yum update though since the FC4 DVD I had was a little dated. I keep getting errors like this when I run it though:

Transaction Check Error: file /usr/share/man/man1/afs5log.1.gz from install of pam_krb5-2.1.15-2 conflicts with file from package pam_krb5-2.1.7-3
file /usr/share/man/man5/pam_krb5.5.gz from install of pam_krb5-2.1.15-2 conflicts with file from package pam_krb5-2.1.7-3
file /usr/share/man/man8/pam_krb5.8.gz from install of pam_krb5-2.1.15-2 conflicts with file from package pam_krb5-2.1.7-3

And then it won't let me continue. Yum crashed on me once and I had to force a reboot and I'm wondering if that caused the problem. This problem seems pretty specific and I did try searching but didn't come up with much. Any thoughts? Is there a way to bypass the one that trigger the transaction check error?

Thanks for any help you can give, it's much appreciated. I remember this site as being very helpful, I look forward to continuing my learning with you guys.
Old 04-22-2006, 09:50 AM   #2
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First, you can try cleaning out the yum cache: yum clean all

If that doesn't resolve your problem (and it probably won't) then you can specify the packages you want installed: yum install pkg1-name pkg2-name pkg3-name etc. Basically, do not add pam_krb* (or any other updates giving you conflicts) to your list of updated packages.

I'm sure there are better ways to resolve the actual conflicts, but my level of knowledge and expertise aren't quite there yet. At least bypassing the packages involved in the conflict will give you a workable short-term solution.
Old 04-22-2006, 10:05 AM   #3
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If you are using yum to update your entire system then problems are bound to arise.

But on the other hand, something does indeed sound seedy! If you are trying to UPDATE an app, in this case "pam_krb5", then obviously the newer one should simply replace the older one & get on with it, strange that it is not! And he fact that it's not looks as though “pam_krb5-2.1.15-2” is trying to be INSTALLED instead of UPDATED!?!

Updating everything you installed from the FC4 CD immediately after a fresh install seems rather fruitless to me as one usually only updates a package if it is causing trouble, like it's crashing, or even that the developer has included some extra features that you would like to use.
If you are trying to do a complete update then this would suggest to me that you have a cable or better Internet connection, if this is the case then why don't you simply download Fedora Core 5 & start again!! I'm running FC5 & have, so far, found it to be much better than FC4! And as a matter of fact, I have found yum to be one of the programs that has been greatly improved!

Anyway, if you really want to stick with FC4 answering the following questions will help us to decipher your problem :

1.What EXACT command did you issue to start this yum update?
2.How many apps got updated before you ran into this problem?
3.Before trying to exclude the dodgy program from being updated, first try updating only this package, see what happens & post results! Do this with the following command :
yum update pam_krb5

Last edited by fuzzyash; 04-22-2006 at 10:06 AM.


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