Dependency problem when installing Shibboleth 2.5 on RHEL

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Tue Aug 14 14:52:33 EDT 2012

On 8/14/12 2:45 PM, "Rainer Hoerbe" <rainer at> wrote:
>I have: CentOS 6.3 x86-64
>I did:
># yum install shibboleth.x86_64
>.. then I realized that I have the RHEL_5 yum repository for shibboleth.
>So I installed the yum repository for RHEL_6 after that. Yet the problem

Well, first of all, you shouldn't use RH repositories for CentOS, those
are separate. Whether that matters I don't know, but I certainly wouldn't
risk it.

Secondly, I think you should start by running yum clean all and get any
cached information removed. I think based on the link you posted that it
must be a vestige. The dependency info it's deducing for the package is
from the RH5 version because the sonames are different than what v6
includes. No question that is the issue.

I would assume the clean command would fix it, but if not, that's more of
a yum question. Once you've contaminated the system with bad package info,
I'm not sure how else you can dump it.

-- Scott

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