Unable to cleanly install cups-devel.i686 on a Fedora 12 x86_64 machine

Paul Chitescu paulc at voip.null.ro
Thu Dec 10 12:46:29 CST 2009

On Thursday 10 December 2009 08:37:22 pm Alex Villací­s Lasso wrote:
> I have just updated my setup to Fedora 12 on 64 bits, and I want to 
> compile Wine for this setup. I followed the instructions at: 
> http://wiki.winehq.org/WineOn64bit on the section for Fedora 12. 
> However, I have the following error when trying to install the packages 
> as directed by the wiki:
> Error en la verificación de la transacción:
>    file /usr/bin/cups-config from install of 
> cups-devel-1:1.4.2-7.fc12.i686 conflicts with file from package 
> cups-devel-1:1.4.2-7.fc12.x86_64
> Resumen de errores
> -------------
> What I understand from this is that /usr/bin/cups-config is provided by 
> both packages, and cannot be marked as shared by both packages. I want 
> to have both 32 and 64-bit support for compiling programs that use CUPS. 
> Does this problem have a clean workaround? Or should I complain instead 
> to the Fedora packagers?


Unfortunately in RPM based distros that use side-by-side multiarch libraries 
(as opposed to chroot) it's not possible to have multiple architecture devel 
version of most (if not all) packages. Not only config programs are clashing 
but include files too.

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