Originally Posted by w3bd3vil
One thing, you could also try updating iputils by downloading and updating through rpm/tar and see what that spills out.
Thank you very much for your help with this.
I did try clearing out the yum cache (using yum clean all), but that
didn't change the error. I did notice that yum re-build the cache,
downloading all the headers again, etc., so it seems the clean did
what it was supposed to do.
The version of iputils which yum wants to upgrade my CentOS 4.6 system
with is iputils-20020927-21.e14.i386, which looks to be from the CentOS 4.7 release.
However, I downloaded this specific RPM and tried to upgrade my system
rpm -U -v -h iputils-20020927-21.e14.i386.rpm
(after having downloaded the RPM file from one of the CentOS mirrors)
and received the same error:
error: Failed dependencies:
libsysfs.so.1 is needed by iputils-20020927-21.el4.i386
But of course, my CentOS 4.6 system already has a newer version of the
sysfs package, so I don't think I should install the older version.
It seems like the iputils RPM was built with the wrong dependency.
Is it possible that I'm the only person left still trying to update my
CentOS 4.6 system with yum? I was hoping that whatever group is
responsible for building the RPM/yum update sets would notice the
error and correct it, but it's been over a week now, and it still
Again, thank you for being so patient with me. Do you have any other