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Old 09-19-2006, 11:43 PM   #1
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yum update not working right

I have FC-5 and use KDE.

Usually when I run yum update it runs to completion and there aren't any updates left over. But the current update has been completely different.

Usually I just run "yum -y update" in a terminal. This time I did that. It downloaded about 300 packages and then started a "transaction check" and then it gave a single error message about a conflict.

This is the output of "kyum" a GUI for "yum". I was seeing what the output would be if I tried to update "bind". I ran this later:

***Transaction Check Error: file /etc/named.conf from install of bind-9.3.2-33.fc5 conflicts with file from package caching-nameserver-7.3-5.FC5
Finished Transaction Test
Process exited normally with code 1.

A good install ends with 0, even though it says "exited normally" this is an error message. It's really lousy that a single error can mess up a whole update.

There were several "packages" that wouldn't update. The biggest bunch were "kde. . ." packages but they all had varying error messages. Again this is output from "kyum":

(Command being executed: yum -y update kdebase).

Loading "kernel-module" plugin
Loading "fedorakmod" plugin
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kdebase.x86_64 6:3.5.4-0.5.fc5 set to be updated
---> Downloading header for kdebase to pack into transaction set.
---> Package kdebase.i386 6:3.5.4-0.5.fc5 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: kdelibs >= 6:3.5.4 for package: kdebase
--> Processing Dependency: htdig for package: kdebase
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please
*** file /usr/share/servicetypes/renamedlgplugin.desktop from install of kdelibs-3.5.4-0.3.fc5 conflicts with file from package kdelibs-3.5.1-2.3
*** file /usr/share/servicetypes/scriptinterface.desktop from install of kdelibs-3.5.4-0.3.fc5 conflicts with file from package kdelibs-3.5.1-2.3
Process exited normally with code 1.

I don't even know what to ask except does anyone know what's going on?


Old 09-20-2006, 12:51 AM   #2
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What repos are you using?
Using both Livna and RPMforge(FreshRPMS, Dag, Dries...) is simply asking for problems...
Old 09-20-2006, 01:01 AM   #3
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I think the fault may be of mixing incompatible repositories
specially dag.wieers & livna
If you have updated with both these repositories enabled then uninstall all those packages ,disable one of the repositories and install again.
You can go through following links for additional information


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