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I am trying to install the development headers for openssl on a RHEL 6.1 system, but get the following error:

$sudo yum install  openssl-devel.x86_64

--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Protected multilib versions: openssl-1.0.0-10.el6.i686 != openssl-1.0.0-10.el6_1.4.x86_64
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

has anyone encountered this before?

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

I performed a

sudo yum downgrade openssl
sudo yum install openssl-devel.

and now things seem to work.

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For the record, this means that there is version skew bewteen architectures (thre is a clash between files common to several architectures. This should be reported as a bug.

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