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Old 08-26-2008, 08:56 AM   #1
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Can't update - missing dependencies


This is a what I get when trying to update Fed 9.

"Dependency resolution failed....
More details:

Missing dependencyerl=4:5.10.0-20.fc9 is needed by
package 1erl-Pod-Escapes-1.04-20.fc9.i386 (installed)

Missing dependencyerl=4:5.10.0-20.fc9 is needed by
package 4erl-libs-5.10.0-20.fc9.i386 (installed)

Missing dependency:gnome-python2=2.22.0-2.fc9 is needed by
package gnome-python2-bonobo-2.22.0-2.fc9.i386 (installed)

I've tried yum update and yum install with no success.
What should I do?
 
Old 08-26-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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Is that all you're running is "yum update" or "yum install"?

What is the exact command you are running?

Can you try doing a "yum clean" and then doing a yum update?

Also, is perl actually installed on your machine? Can you run:

rpm -qa | grep perl

And give us the output? If the main package perl-5.10 isn't installed, try installing it, then running an update once again to satisfy the dependencies.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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I take it that perl-Pod-Escapes-1.04-20.fc9.i386 is a third party package? Give it a few days, it sometimes takes a while for the third party repo's to catch up with updates.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 10:00 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies.
Mt commands were "yum update" and "yum install".
I haven't tried "yum clean" but will do.
I ran rpm -q perl and rpm -q gnome-python2 and established they are installed as shown.
I don't know about perl-Pod-Escapes-1.04-20.fc9.i386 being a third party package but this problem has been around for a week or so.
Also, I upgraded two machines from Fed 7 to Fed 9 from the same cover disc, and the problem is in the old laptop while my new machine is OK.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 10:04 AM   #5
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Sorry, what I should have said was "yum update" and "yum install" followed by the missing dependency(s)
 
Old 08-26-2008, 10:27 AM   #6
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Your problem was caused by the update attempting to replace a library (with a newer version) upon which the installed programs depend. Sometimes you can work around the dependency problem by removing the dependent packages, updating, and re-installing the removed packages. (Unless the library function calling sequences have changed, dependency on a specific library version is usually over-kill, but some developers prefer to list as a dependency the specific library version they used during development since they have no control over changes that might be made by the library's developers.)

If the remove/reinstall doesn't work, you could try either

1) downloading the rpm files for the removed applications and installing them with the rpm command using the --nodeps
option

or

2) getting the source code package for the removed applicationa and compiling you own version against the newer library.

A third option is to exclude the library from the update and see if anything else breaks.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 10:55 AM   #7
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Sorry, what I should have said was "yum update" and "yum install" followed by the missing dependency(s)
 
  


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