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Error: Protected multilib versions while yum update

asked 2012-07-20 17:44:03 +0000

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After a frozen yum update (I had to restart the PC after waiting for one hour), I can't update my system anymore.

While executing

sudo yum update

I got the following error

Error: Protected multilib versions: libtiff-3.9.6-1.fc17.i686 != libtiff-3.9.5-3.fc17.x86_64
Error: Protected multilib versions: 1:qt-4.8.2-4.fc17.i686 != 1:qt-4.8.2-2.fc17.x86_64
Error: Protected multilib versions: 1:qt-x11-4.8.2-4.fc17.i686 != 1:qt-x11-4.8.2-2.fc17.x86_64

How can I fix this?

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answered 2012-07-20 18:18:27 +0000

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Due to the interrupted yum session you probably have duplicate versions of some packages. You can recover from this problem by using the command

package-cleanup --cleandupes

The command comes with the yum-utils package.

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This command works fine!

LSLOVECN ( 2012-11-20 20:56:23 +0000 )edit

Hi all, I am trying to get Skype installed on Fedora 18 64 bits OS. I am following the instructions on the next link: http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2012/install-skype-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel-scientific-linux-sl/ I am getting the following error(similar to the first one poster, but it has nothing to do with duplicate versions) while trying to install the first dependencies: Protected multilib versions: freetype-2.4.10-4.fc18.i686 != freetype-2.4.10-3.fc18.x8664 Error: Protected multilib versions: 1:qt-4.8.4-17.fc18.i686 != 1:qt-4.8.4-14.fc18.x8664 Thanks in advance!

rodionrom ( 2013-06-02 14:20:09 +0000 )edit

This command completely broke my system. No desktop environment, not even LAN connection while booting into command line.

Bucic ( 2014-05-01 18:12:02 +0000 )edit

It would be a good idea to do a yum update as well when encountering this issue.

randomuser ( 2014-07-15 05:18:16 +0000 )edit

@rodionromrpm -q freetype (you will probably get two versions of freetype installed) keep the latest version and remove the previous version(s) by using yum remove freetype-<previous_version> Do the same for all the packages with protected multilib versions error. I have the same issue and by performing the above-mentioned steps, I was able to get rid of the problem. :)


makpro ( 2014-08-27 21:08:45 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-07-28 15:21:54 +0000

yum install xx.x86_64, then yum install xx.i686

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Asked: 2012-07-20 17:44:03 +0000

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