LIBSMBIOS errors when running YUM update on Dell PowerEdge

I’ve recently experienced an issue with Yum updates on some Dell PowerEdge servers which have the Dell OpenManage tools installed.

When running a “yum update” you may see the following transaction errors:

Transaction Check Error:
file /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/libsmbios-2.2-x86_64.mo from install of libsmbios-2.2.26-6.2.el5.i386 conflicts with file from package libsmbios-2.2.19-10.1.el5.x86_64
file /usr/share/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/libsmbios-2.2-x86_64.mo from install of libsmbios-2.2.26-6.2.el5.i386 conflicts with file from package libsmbios-2.2.19-10.1.el5.x86_64
file /usr/share/locale/en@boldquot/LC_MESSAGES/libsmbios-2.2-x86_64.mo from install of libsmbios-2.2.26-6.2.el5.i386 conflicts with file from package libsmbios-2.2.19-10.1.el5.x86_64
file /usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/libsmbios-2.2-x86_64.mo from install of libsmbios-2.2.26-6.2.el5.i386 conflicts with file from package libsmbios-2.2.19-10.1.el5.x86_64
file /usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/libsmbios-2.2-x86_64.mo from install of libsmbios-2.2.26-6.2.el5.i386 conflicts with file from package libsmbios-2.2.19-10.1.el5.x86_64

To resolve this error cut and paste the following to your command line:

rm -rfv /opt/dell/
yum -y remove libsmbios
yum -y remove dell-omsa-repository-2-5.noarch
yum remove openwsman-server openwsman-client