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On occasion I attempt to install some RPM's on my Fecora Core 6 system. Many times I run into many failures for dependencies. Once in a while I'll find an RPM and successfully install a given set but not every time.
The failures, for example, is with CUPS. The following is my terminal snapshot.....
# rpm -Uvh cups-1.2.12-1.fc6.i386.rpm
warning: cups-1.2.12-1.fc6.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
error: Failed dependencies:
cups-libs = 1:1.2.12 is needed by cups-1.2.12-1.fc6.i386
cups = 1:1.2.4 is needed by (installed) cups-lpd-1.2.4-9.i386
This makes me wonder if I have a corrupt file. cups-1.2.4-9.i386.rpm is listed in the working directory. But continuing.....
[root@tweety portal]# rpm -e cups-1.2.12-1.fc6.i386.rpm
error: package cups-1.2.12-1.fc6.i386.rpm is not installed
From the ls listing of cups, cups-1.2.12-1.fc6.i386.rpm is present in the current directory. So I'm puzzled as to what's going on with this.
Trying the other technique....
[root@tweety portal]# yum update cups
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
No Repositories Available to Set Up
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Could not find update match for cups
No Packages marked for Update/Obsoletion
puril (?) is showing that I stull have cups*-1.2.4-9.i386 (without fc6 showing) being current. Are there repositories that puril is looking for?
You do mean "/etc/yum.repos.d/", unlike what you wrote? If so, then yum is completely broken because it retrieves its internet sources precisely from that directory (as a rule, that is - unless this type of information was placed in yum.conf, but that woulnd't happen automatically).
If you are sure that the repository files are missing, you should have a look at this:
Sorry for my long absence....I had a lot going on and couldn't get back online and troubleshoot my Linux boxes....
Anyhow, just an update.... I downloaded up-to-date cups* (three files) and system-config-printer* (2 files), deleted the old ones and now got all of those to install without any grief.
The old cups RPM version (cups*-1.2.4-9.i386) I had was probably the culprit to the whole process. Without that, things went smoothly.
So I consider this one resolved. I just have to figure out how to hook up to my printer on a Win-XP box. It's not working through my local net and I have to research that.
Jay, in regards to pirut's pointers, none of my Linux boxes have any Internet access. That's why I have no pointers enabled. I have to download manually using my Win-XP box. Having Internet access to all boxes is a someday thing when I build my security knowledge and control. You are right about "/etc/yum.repos.d/" being the repository for purit.