Xpra: Ticket #2725: libjpeg-turbo packaging version semantics collides with CentOS 7 (base repo)

Since #2568 libjpeg-turbo and supplemental packages are included in xpra's repositories for RHEL/CentOS 7, because they're no in the "standard" repository on RHEL.

However, those packages are well in the CentOS Base repository. Thus identical versions are shipped with xpra to avoid collisions/problems. Unfortunately, exactly such problems can occur now.

In the xpra-repository the offended package is libjpeg-turbo-1.2.90-8.el7_7.x86_64. The package in the CentOS 7 base repository is libjpeg-turbo-1.2.90-8.el7.x86_64 Unfortunately the CentOS' variant is el7, so yum considers el7_7 to be a newer version and tries to install that update. If the system also has the i686-version of the package installed, yum won't install due to the "protected multilib"-mechanics (Error message: see below).

IMHO xpra should switch to the el7-semantic. As far as I've got it, it's Buildbot setting %{dist} to el7_7.


  1. Install libjpeg-turbo.x86_64 and libjpeg-turbo.i686 on CentOS 7
  2. Enable xpra repository and try to yum install xpra

Expected retult:



Protected multilib versions: libjpeg-turbo-1.2.90-8.el7_7.x86_64 != libjpeg-turbo-1.2.90-8.el7.i686

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 14:47:06 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed

Will switch %{dist} for 4.1.

But... to fix this, I will also need to replace the packages in the repository, deleting the ones with the old filename.

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 15:17:50 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

FYI: CentOS 8.0 needed the package, but 8.1 onwards do not... It has also appeared in 7.8!

For that reason, I am closing this ticket as wontfix: using the latest version of either branch gives you a working system, without using our home-made libjpeg-turbo packages.

This saves me from a round of package updates and the potential breakage that goes with it.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:59:05 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/2725