Recently installed RHEL 5 Client at work for testing and was trying to get the packages updated prior to installing some new things.
Error: Missing Dependency: libgcj = 4.1.1-52.el5 is needed by package libgcj-devel
Error: Missing Dependency: gcc = 4.1.1-52.el5 is needed by package gcc-c++
Error: Missing Dependency: libXfont = 1.2.2-1.fc6 is needed by package libXfont-devel
The list was a lot longer so I only gave the first few entries.
I googled a lot and found plenty of people saying that the current situation is a disaster:-
To name a few.
In addition, Pup will not even load.
For a supposedly "Enterprise" grade release, this is frankly insane. Can anyone advise me on this?
I have tried running
yum whatprovides libgcj
but frankly the list of failed dependencies is huge and the whole point of package management is to prevent this kind of problem in the first place.
Have people had similar problems?