Yum won't install due to dependencies, NOT shown in deplist
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Basically I am feeling like a complete n00b by now... anyone give me a steer?
Sure, post the output of the "yum install" command you are using and what follows, and what exact steps you take after. What you say and what yum says can be two different things.
Based on a search of the dependencies you listed, you are trying to install CentOS 5 packages, you must have CentOS 5 repositories because some of those packages exist for CentOS 5, not CentOS 4.4. Only the first one has a package for CentOS 4.4, the other three don't exist for CentOS 4.4, but do for CentOS 5.
>yum install apt
Loading "protectbase" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
187 packages excluded due to repository protections
Parsing package install arguments
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package apt.i386 0:0.5.15lorg3.2-1.el5.rf set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: librpmdb-4.4.so for package: apt
--> Processing Dependency: librpmio-4.4.so for package: apt
--> Processing Dependency: librpm-4.4.so for package: apt
--> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) for package: apt
--> Processing Dependency: rtld(GNU_HASH) for package: apt
--> Processing Dependency: libreadline.so.5 for package: apt
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: librpmdb-4.4.so is needed by package apt
Error: Missing Dependency: librpmio-4.4.so is needed by package apt
Error: Missing Dependency: librpm-4.4.so is needed by package apt
Error: Missing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) is needed by package apt
Error: Missing Dependency: rtld(GNU_HASH) is needed by package apt
Error: Missing Dependency: libreadline.so.5 is needed by package apt
I gave up, wiped and re-installed the CentOS 4.4 vanilla.
Yum now works fine, installing apt no problems, and the first 'yum update' is busy churning through 172 updated packages.
My suspicion is that my problems may return when I install rpmforge to gain access to the Nagios packages, in that it will point to the latest repositories rather than those that match my install. If this is the case I will post again.