I'm running CentOS 6.4 with Apache, and am having trouble running Easy Apache update through WHM. It fails with errors related to yum, so I decided to update yum manually.
Here's the last view lines of the output when running yum update --skip-broken
Packages skipped because of dependency problems: compat-expat1-1.95.8-8.el6.x86_64 from base git-22.214.171.124-1.el5.x86_64 from epel glibc-2.12-1.107.el6_4.4.i686 from updates glibc-2.12-1.107.el6_4.4.x86_64 from updates glibc-devel-2.12-1.107.el6_4.4.i686 from updates glibc-devel-2.12-1.107.el6_4.4.x86_64 from updates glibc-headers-2.12-1.107.el6_4.4.x86_64 from updates glibc-static-2.12-1.107.el6_4.4.x86_64 from updates nscd-2.12-1.107.el6_4.4.x86_64 from updates Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root cause is something else and multilib version checking is just pointing out that there is a problem. Eg.: 1. You have an upgrade for nss-softokn-freebl which is missing some dependency that another package requires. Yum is trying to solve this by installing an older version of nss-softokn-freebl of the different architecture. If you exclude the bad architecture yum will tell you what the root cause is (which package requires what). You can try redoing the upgrade with --exclude nss-softokn-freebl.otherarch ... this should give you an error message showing the root cause of the problem. 2. You have multiple architectures of nss-softokn-freebl installed, but yum can only see an upgrade for one of those arcitectures. If you don't want/need both architectures anymore then you can remove the one with the missing update and everything will work. 3. You have duplicate versions of nss-softokn-freebl installed already. You can use "yum check" to get yum show these errors. ...you can also use --setopt=protected_multilib=false to remove this checking, however this is almost never the correct thing to do as something else is very likely to go wrong (often causing much more problems). Protected multilib versions: nss-softokn-freebl-3.14.3-3.el6_4.i686 != nss-softokn-freebl-3.12.9-11.el6.x86_64 Error: Protected multilib versions: libgcc-4.4.7-3.el6.i686 != libgcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 ** Found 12 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows: bash-4.1.2-15.el6_4.x86_64 is a duplicate with bash-4.1.2-9.el6_2.x86_64 centos-release-6-4.el6.centos.10.x86_64 is a duplicate with centos-release-6-3.el6.centos.9.x86_64 12:dhcp-common-4.1.1-34.P1.el6_4.1.x86_64 is a duplicate with 12:dhcp-common-4.1.1-31.0.1.P1.el6.centos.1.x86_64 frontpage-2002-SR1.2.i386 has missing requires of libexpat.so.0 glibc-common-2.12-1.107.el6_4.4.x86_64 is a duplicate with glibc-common-2.12-1.80.el6_3.4.x86_64 glibc-common-2.12-1.107.el6_4.4.x86_64 has missing requires of glibc = ('0', '2.12', '1.107.el6_4.4') libgcc-4.4.7-3.el6.x86_64 is a duplicate with libgcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 nss-softokn-freebl-3.14.3-3.el6_4.x86_64 is a duplicate with nss-softokn-freebl-3.12.9-11.el6.x86_64 sendmail-cf-8.14.4-8.el6.noarch has missing requires of sendmail = ('0', '8.14.4', '8.el6') setup-2.8.14-20.el6_4.1.noarch is a duplicate with setup-2.8.14-16.el6.noarch tzdata-2013c-2.el6.noarch is a duplicate with tzdata-2012c-3.el6.noarch xorg-x11-proto-devel-7.6-25.el6.noarch is a duplicate with xorg-x11-proto-devel-7.6-13.el6.noarch
I have not followed the steps that the errors suggest to do because i feel like there is a bigger underlying problem here with so many issues. What steps should I take to return for a fully working yum?