libsmbios.x86_64 0:2.2.21-3.1.el5 set to be updated - failure

Robin Bowes robin-lists at
Tue Jun 1 17:19:20 CDT 2010

On 01/06/10 22:41, Jeffrey_L_Mendoza at wrote:
> I see now,
> The OMSA repository has libsmbios 2.2.19. Both i386 and x86_64. This
> is because OMSA is 32-bit only and there is also some natively
> compiled stuff that uses libsmbios.
> The software/community repo has the latest libsmbios 2.2.21, but only
> in the native arch. So, only x86_64 for x86_64 systems, as one would
> expect.

Actually, x86_64 repos often contain i386 and noarch packages for
precisely this eventuality.

> For now, if you don't need 2.2.21, or something that is only in the
> community repo, I would remove the community repo from your
> configuration and go with the official OMSA repo only.

I've worked around it by adding to all my machines a mirror of the i386
software/community repo which contains the missing i386 libsmbios RPM.


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