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Old 12-24-2006, 11:34 PM   #1
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fedora update problem: Missing dependency gecko-libs


Hi all:
I am having a problem when trying to do fedora update, error message is "Missing dependency: gecko-libs 1.8.0.9 is needed by package yelp". can some one help me to fix this? Thanks.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 12:22 AM   #2
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A site I often use to find missing packages is http://rpm.pbone.net. If you use the advanced search option, you can select your version of Fedora Core.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 12:40 AM   #3
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Thanks.
I had searched it in rpm.pbone.net as you said and got a list of firebox rpm packages.
But I had installed firefox2.0 on my Fefora.
Is there a rmp package just contains gecko-libs?

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Old 12-25-2006, 11:08 PM   #4
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Either install the Firefox-2.0 version that supplies the libs, download the rpm and use unrpm to gain access to the library files you need, or see if you can download the source and use that to produce the gecko-libs. I don't know what files make up gecko-libs, or what version of Fedora Core you have, or what architecture you need.

Another option is to install another package ( maybe thunderbird for example ) that supplies the gecko-libs version you need.

You might also see if another distro supplies a gecko-libs package outside of firefox.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 02:43 PM   #5
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I'm running into the same problem with gecko-libs. Did you ever find a solution? Using FC6 and performing an update on firefox. I have had difficulty finding the gecko-libs package.

Bill

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Old 02-08-2007, 05:01 PM   #6
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My problem was similar, but involved a dependency with devhelp. The installed version of devhelp wanted gecko-libs = 1.8.0.7, but the new firefox update was coming with version 1.8.0.9. In this case devhelp wouldn't allow me to update firefox because it needed 1.8.0.7. The way around this was to get the version of devhelp that goes with gecko-libs 1.8.0.9 at the same time you update firefox.

I ran yum remove firefox followed by yum install firefox. It removed and installed firefox, firefox-devel, yelp, devhelp, and libswt3-gtk2 from the updates repository. Looking back I could probably have run yum update firefox devhelp and gotten the same result.

Bill
 
Old 02-26-2007, 01:58 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=wmakowski]Looking back I could probably have run yum update firefox devhelp and gotten the same result./QUOTE]
'yum update firefox devhelp' does not work; it gets the same dependency error.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 09:48 AM   #8
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Thanks for checking that out. Guess the yum remove firefox and yum install firefox is the way to get this resolved.

Bill

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Old 07-18-2008, 11:10 AM   #9
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fix

Just type as root/superuser

yum clean all

worked for me

there is a problem with cached files when you go to upgrade after doing this that gecko-libs will disappear.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 11:11 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Thanks for checking that out. Guess the yum remove firefox and yum install firefox is the way to get this resolved.

Bill
Yum clean all

type this command as super user fixed my problem
 
Old 07-22-2008, 11:46 AM   #11
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I've done the yum clean all, and it did not correct my dependency issues for gecko-libs.

I've read elswhere that the problem has been linked to the Miro multimedia player package not being built on the newest xulrunner, which is also part of the recent set of Fedora 9 updates.

They were able to correct their issues by removing Miro, but are not able to reinstall it (and probably won't be until it is built on the new xulrunner package).

I don't have Miro installed, but am using Totem. I tried removing Totem to see if that helped at all, but I still received the dependency errors.

I'm still working on it, but I wanted to get this news out there incase it helped anyone else still having trouble updating.

I'll post again as I get time to do more troubleshooting... by the way, if you don't mind manual work, you can always just yum update [package] individually from the updates list until you only have left the ones with the dependency issues.
 
Old 07-22-2008, 01:04 PM   #12
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I this package installed:

gnome-python2-gtkmozembed

It required the older version of gecko-libs and was required by Avant Window Navigator's extras package that I pulled from the Fedora Extras repo.

I removed it using --no-deps so as to not lose my awn settings/configuration and then did my updates. Everything went through just fine, and so far, it appears that I didn't lose any functionality that I have configured on awn. I am not, however, able to install that package back due to the dependency issue of gecko-libs 1.9 now. I'll have to wait until the awn-applets-extras package is rebuilt against the new gecko-libs package, I guess.
 
  


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