yum update failed

Nemanja Djuric asked:

I have problem doing a yum update on my OpenVZ VPS. I get this error message:

(56/69): glibc-devel-2.5-81.el5_8.7.x86_64.rpm           | 2.4 MB     00:00
(57/69): libstdc++-devel-4.1.2-52.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm     | 2.8 MB     00:00
(58/69): binutils-2.17.50.0.6-20.el5_8.3.x86_64.rpm      | 2.9 MB     00:00
(59/69): cpp-4.1.2-52.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm                 | 2.9 MB     00:00
(60/69): device-mapper-multipath-0.4.7-48.el5_8.1.x86_64 | 3.0 MB     00:00
(61/69): mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64.rpm                 | 3.5 MB     00:03
(62/69): coreutils-5.97-34.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm            | 3.6 MB     00:00
(63/69): gcc-c++-4.1.2-52.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm             | 3.8 MB     00:00
(64/69): glibc-2.5-81.el5_8.7.x86_64.rpm                 | 4.8 MB     00:01
(65/69): gcc-4.1.2-52.el5_8.1.x86_64.rpm                 | 5.3 MB     00:01
(66/69): glibc-2.5-81.el5_8.7.i686.rpm                   | 5.4 MB     00:01
(67/69): python-libs-2.4.3-46.el5_8.2.x86_64.rpm         | 5.9 MB     00:01
(68/69): mysql-server-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64.rpm          |  13 MB     00:07
(69/69): glibc-common-2.5-81.el5_8.7.x86_64.rpm          |  16 MB     00:03
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Total                                           2.4 MB/s | 106 MB     00:44
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test


Transaction Check Error:
  file /etc/my.cnf from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/bin/mysqlaccess from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/my_print_defaults.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysql.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysql_config.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysql_find_rows.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysql_waitpid.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysqlaccess.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysqladmin.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysqldump.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysqlshow.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/Index.xml from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp1250.xml from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp1251.xml from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/czech/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/danish/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/dutch/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/english/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/estonian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/french/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/german/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/greek/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/hungarian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/italian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/japanese/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/korean/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/norwegian-ny/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/norwegian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/polish/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/portuguese/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/romanian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/russian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/serbian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/slovak/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/spanish/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/swedish/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/ukrainian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.77-4.el5_6.6.i386
  file /etc/my.cnf from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/bin/mysql_find_rows from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/bin/mysqlaccess from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/my_print_defaults.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysql.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysql_config.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysql_find_rows.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysql_waitpid.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysqlaccess.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysqladmin.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysqldump.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/man/man1/mysqlshow.1.gz from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/Index.xml from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp1250.xml from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/charsets/cp1251.xml from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/czech/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/danish/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/dutch/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/english/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/estonian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/french/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/german/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/greek/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/hungarian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/italian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/japanese/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/korean/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/norwegian-ny/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/norwegian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/polish/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/portuguese/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/romanian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/russian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/serbian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/slovak/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/spanish/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/swedish/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386
  file /usr/share/mysql/ukrainian/errmsg.sys from install of mysql-5.1.58-

jason.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package mysql-5.0.95-1.el5_7.1.i386

My answer:


You somehow installed the 32-bit version of MySQL and it conflicts with the third-party 64-bit version you are trying to install.

To fix the problem, remove the existing 32-bit MySQL installation before installing the new packages. For instance:

yum remove mysql*.i386

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