Rawhide x86_64 DNS broken? nss-mdns multilib issue
Posted by rawhidewatch on July 9, 2009
Tip of the hat to Will Woods for this tip.
If you're using an x86_64 system (F11 or Rawhide) and having trouble with DNS (hostname lookups) after recent updates, check to see if you have nss-mdns.i586 installed *without* nss-mdns.x86_64: rpm -q nss-mdns If so, you should be able to fix name resolution by doing either: mv /etc/nsswitch.conf /etc/nsswitch.conf.saved mv /etc/nsswitch.conf.bak /etc/nsswitch.conf yum install nss-mdns.x86_64 or simply: yum erase nss-mdns The cause of the problem is a recent change to WINE that made it require nss-mdns. Since wine is i586-only, the i586 nss-mdns package gets installed. This is a long-standing bug with multilib support that the RPM developers are working on.  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492700  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=442047
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