Dependency problem when installing Shibboleth 2.5 on RHEL

Rainer Hoerbe rainer at
Wed Aug 15 03:24:50 EDT 2012

Thanks! yum clean all fixed the problem.

- Rainer

Am 14.08.2012 um 20:52 schrieb "Cantor, Scott" <cantor.2 at>:

> 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
>> remains:
> 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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