I get an email alert whenever there's something to update, and typically do them that day. This tends to happen most days.

For whatever reason I've had no alerts since 20th July until today (I believe I did a manual yum update the other day just to check, and sure enough there was nothing to do).

Today's update lists a LOT of things. Is this just a backlog from 20th July onwards? Why wasn't yum updating anything in that time?

Has there been some major security flaw that has caused everyone to update their software? Or has something gone wrong in my system? Or have the repos been compromised?


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dhcp-common.x86_64                    12:4.1.1-49.P1.el6.centos          base
dmidecode.x86_64                      1:2.12-6.el6                       base
dracut.noarch                         004-388.el6                        base
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elfutils.x86_64                       0.161-3.el6                        base
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fprintd-pam.x86_64                    0.1-22.git04fd09cfa.el6            base
gcc.x86_64                            4.4.7-16.el6                       base
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ghostscript.x86_64                    8.70-21.el6                        base
ghostscript-devel.x86_64              8.70-21.el6                        base
glibc.x86_64                          2.12-1.166.el6_7.1                 updates
glibc-common.x86_64                   2.12-1.166.el6_7.1                 updates
glibc-devel.x86_64                    2.12-1.166.el6_7.1                 updates
glibc-headers.x86_64                  2.12-1.166.el6_7.1                 updates
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httpd-tools.x86_64                    2.2.15-45.el6.centos               base
hwdata.noarch                         0.233-14.1.el6                     base
initscripts.x86_64                    9.03.49-1.el6.centos               base
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iptables.x86_64                       1.4.7-16.el6                       base
iptables-ipv6.x86_64                  1.4.7-16.el6                       base
iputils.x86_64                        20071127-20.el6                    base
irqbalance.x86_64                     2:1.0.7-5.el6                      base
iscsi-initiator-utils.x86_64                   base
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libX11-devel.x86_64                   1.6.0-6.el6                        base
libcgroup.x86_64                      0.40.rc1-16.el6                    base
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libgcc.x86_64                         4.4.7-16.el6                       base
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libgudev1.x86_64                      147-2.63.el6                       base
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libreport.x86_64                      2.0.9-24.el6.centos                base
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libreport-compat.x86_64               2.0.9-24.el6.centos                base
libreport-plugin-kerneloops.x86_64    2.0.9-24.el6.centos                base
libreport-plugin-logger.x86_64        2.0.9-24.el6.centos                base
libreport-plugin-mailx.x86_64         2.0.9-24.el6.centos                base
                                      2.0.9-24.el6.centos                base
libreport-plugin-rhtsupport.x86_64    2.0.9-24.el6.centos                base
libreport-python.x86_64               2.0.9-24.el6.centos                base
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libudev.x86_64                        147-2.63.el6                       base
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libvirt-python.x86_64                 0.10.2-54.el6                      base
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lvm2.x86_64                           2.02.118-3.el6_7.1                 updates
lvm2-libs.x86_64                      2.02.118-3.el6_7.1                 updates
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nc.x86_64                             1.84-24.el6                        base
ncurses.x86_64                        5.7-4.20090207.el6                 base
ncurses-base.x86_64                   5.7-4.20090207.el6                 base
ncurses-libs.x86_64                   5.7-4.20090207.el6                 base
netcf-libs.x86_64                     0.2.4-3.el6                        base
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nfs-utils-lib.x86_64                  1.1.5-11.el6                       base
ntp.x86_64                            4.2.6p5-5.el6.centos               base
ntpdate.x86_64                        4.2.6p5-5.el6.centos               base
ntsysv.x86_64                                    base
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openssh.x86_64                        5.3p1-111.el6                      base
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perl-IO-Compress-Zlib.x86_64          2.021-141.el6                      base
perl-Module-Pluggable.x86_64          1:3.90-141.el6                     base
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pulseaudio-libs.x86_64                0.9.21-21.el6                      base
pulseaudio-libs-glib2.x86_64          0.9.21-21.el6                      base
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python-libs.x86_64                    2.6.6-64.el6                       base
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systemtap-runtime.x86_64              2.7-2.el6                          base
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time.x86_64                           1.7-38.el6                         base
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wireless-tools.x86_64                 1:29-6.el6                         base
xorg-x11-drv-ati-firmware.noarch      7.5.99-3.el6                       base
yum.noarch                            3.2.29-69.el6.centos               base
yum-cron.noarch                       3.2.29-69.el6.centos               base
Obsoleting Packages
yum.noarch                            3.2.29-69.el6.centos               base
    yum-plugin-downloadonly.noarch    1.1.30-30.el6                      @base
Error: Package: php56u-pecl-imagick-3.1.2-5.ius.centos6.x86_64 (@ius)
           Requires: libMagickWand.so.2()(64bit)
           Removing: ImageMagick- (@updates)
           Updated By: ImageMagick- (base)
               Not found
Error: Package: php56u-pecl-imagick-3.1.2-5.ius.centos6.x86_64 (@ius)
           Requires: libMagickCore.so.2()(64bit)
           Removing: ImageMagick- (@updates)
           Updated By: ImageMagick- (base)
               Not found
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
Updates downloaded, use "yum -C update" manually to install them.

As you can see from the output, the release version has changed from 6.6 to 6.7:

centos-release.x86_64                 6-7.el6.centos.12.3                base

So this is perfectly normal.


  • I had just twigged moments before you posted, but the answer is correct and will be useful for someone else I'm sure. Thanks! – Codemonkey Aug 7 '15 at 9:09

The key thing to pick up is centos-release.x86_64, which is being upgraded to 6-7.el6.centos.12.3. You haven't said which subversion of CentOS you're on, but assuming you're up to patch, you're on 6.6 - this is the new 6.7 release hitting the mirrors.

Those of us using the cr (continuous release) repository saw many of these packages arrive late last week.


Or has something gone wrong in my system?

Error: Package: php56u-pecl-imagick-3.1.2-5.ius.centos6.x86_64 (@ius)
           Requires: libMagickWand.so.2()(64bit)
           Removing: ImageMagick- (@updates)
           Updated By: ImageMagick- (base)
               Not found
Error: Package: php56u-pecl-imagick-3.1.2-5.ius.centos6.x86_64 (@ius)
           Requires: libMagickCore.so.2()(64bit)
           Removing: ImageMagick- (@updates)
           Updated By: ImageMagick- (base)
               Not found
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
Updates downloaded, use "yum -C update" manually to install them.

The error you are seeing is due to the fact that php56u-pecl-imagick is compiled against ImageMagick, which had a major update in RHEL/CentOS 6.7. The problem was quickly corrected by IUS. More details can be found here:


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