Dependency and duplicates error, during installation of HHVM on Redhat

SuperKrish asked:

I installed HHVM on Redhat-6.6 (Santiago) using yum install hhvm, But it returns Following errors

Error: Package: gcc-java-4.4.7-17.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)

Requires: gcc = 4.4.7-17.el6

        Removing: gcc-4.4.7-11.el6.x86_64 (@rhel-x86_64-server-6)
           gcc = 4.4.4-15.el6
           gcc = 4.4.7-11.el6
       Updated By: gcc-4.8.2-8.el6.x86_64 (hop5)
           gcc = 4.8.2-8.el6
       Available: gcc-4.4.4-13.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           gcc = 4.4.4-13.el6
       Available: gcc-4.4.5-6.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           gcc = 4.4.5-6.el6
           gcc = 4.4.4-15.el6
       Available: gcc-4.4.6-3.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           gcc = 4.4.6-3.el6
           gcc = 4.4.4-15.el6
       Available: gcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           gcc = 4.4.6-4.el6
           gcc = 4.4.4-15.el6
       Available: gcc-4.4.7-3.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           gcc = 4.4.7-3.el6
           gcc = 4.4.4-15.el6
       Available: gcc-4.4.7-4.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           gcc = 4.4.7-4.el6
           gcc = 4.4.4-15.el6
       Available: gcc-4.4.7-4.1.el6_5.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           gcc = 4.4.7-4.1.el6_5
           gcc = 4.4.4-15.el6_5
       Available: gcc-4.4.7-16.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           gcc = 4.4.7-16.el6
           gcc = 4.4.4-15.el6
       Available: gcc-4.4.7-17.el6.x86_64 (rhel-6-server-rpms)
           gcc = 4.4.7-17.el6
           gcc = 4.4.4-15.el6
       Available: gcc-4.6.3-2.el6.x86_64 (hop5)
           gcc = 4.6.3-2.el6
       Available: gcc-4.8.2-7.el6.x86_64 (hop5)
           gcc = 4.8.2-7.el6  You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem

** Found 8 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), ‘yum check’ output follows: 12:dhcp-common-4.1.1-51.P1.el6.x86_64 is a duplicate with
glibc-common-2.12-1.192.el6.x86_64 is a duplicate with
glibc-common-2.12-1.192.el6.x86_64 has missing requires of glibc =
(‘0’, ‘2.12’, ‘1.192.el6’) kernel-headers-2.6.32-642.3.1.el6.x86_64 is
a duplicate with kernel-headers-2.6.32-504.12.2.el6.x86_64
libgcc-4.4.7-17.el6.x86_64 is a duplicate with
libgcc-4.4.7-11.el6.x86_64 ncurses-base-5.7-4.20090207.el6.x86_64 is a
duplicate with ncurses-base-5.7-3.20090208.el6.x86_64
nss-softokn-freebl-3.14.3-23.3.el6_8.x86_64 is a duplicate with
nss-softokn-freebl-3.14.3-22.el6_6.x86_64 tzdata-2016f-1.el6.noarch is
a duplicate with tzdata-2015a-1.el6.noarch

I tried The following

yum clean all

rpm --rebuilddb

yum update

My answer:

Your system has multiple problems here that need to be fixed:

  • First, you have rpmdb problems (duplicate packages) because a previous run of yum was interrupted. You can try to clean this up with:

    yum-complete-transaction   # which may fail
    package-cleanup --cleandupes
  • Second, your system has a third party repository named hop5 which is providing packages that conflict with the packages provided by RHEL. This repository needs to be disabled or removed. If you were actually using packages from this repository, you should instead get them from official RHEL sources, or for third party packages, a more reliable source.

    yum-config-manager --disable hop5
  • Finally, your system appears to be locked onto RHEL 6.6, and you need to update to the current release (today 6.8). You can fix this with:

    subscription-manager release --unset
    yum --releasever=6.8 update

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