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Old 11-14-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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Python deps

I have just upgraded from FC6 to FC7 and all is pretty much well except that I need to do some package updates but I get this error...
Missing Dependency: python(abi) = 2.4 is needed by package authconfig
I have been digging around and have been looking online (im still a bit of a n00b) and cant seem to find what I need to solve this issue. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks alot for the help.
Old 11-14-2007, 11:44 AM   #2
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If you are using the package manager, then the dependencies should be handled automatically. Otherwise, try a Google search using whatever is in the error message

For example, Google "python abi" looks promising.
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actually I used both yum and the package manager and get the same result. Ill look into python abi in google. I did however do python(abi) and python(abi) = 2.4 in google and got alot of results but didnt find any files that i needed. The files I did find and tryed to install I would get a message saying that I had a newer version of the file installed already. Well ill try what your suggesting and see what i come up with. Thanks for your help
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well still no luck I cant seem to find anything to fix the issue. Any other suggestions? I have looked through the list of packages and there inst a package in the list called "authconfig" so I think its a file/package within one of the packages in the list. Is there anyway for me to find out which package contains "authconfig" without having to go through all 600 and some of the files? Then ill just uncheck it and up grade everything else and do that one last.
Old 11-14-2007, 07:10 PM   #5
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What is the output of doing
$rpm -qa | grep -i python
$rpm -qa | grep -i authconfig
Also try doing the upgrade by doing
$yum -y upgrade
Old 11-16-2007, 08:35 AM   #6
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Lightbulb same problem ... works now ;)


You must have the same problem like me, i guess.

yesterday, i've exactly the same error when i tried upgrade my ferora core 6
  # > yum update yum
  Missing Dependency: python(abi) = 2.4 is needed by package authconfig
reason : in fedora 7, python must be updated to version 2.5 and lot's of packages in fedora 6 (during upgrade or something else) work with python 2.4

reason 2: last authconfig package is 5.3.18-0.1.fc6 but during upgrade to FC7, yum tries to install authconfig with version 5.3.15-1.fc7: do you think what i mean ?

which reason is right ? I don't know but I decided to erase authconfig and prayed very extremely

  # > yum erase authconfig
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
 authconfig              i386       5.3.18-0.1.fc6   installed         1.7 M
Removing for dependencies:
 authconfig-gtk          i386       5.3.18-0.1.fc6   installed         183 k
 firstboot               noarch     1.4.23-1         installed         933 k
 firstboot-tui           noarch     1.4.23-1         installed         621 k

Transaction Summary

[y/N]: y

  # > yum -y update yum
  [...] // no else error found

  # > yum -y upgrade
Et voilą

Momorabit (sorry for my english )

Last edited by momorabit; 11-16-2007 at 08:42 AM.
Old 11-21-2007, 10:13 PM   #7
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Thanks, I had same problem, first part now seems to be working.


authconfig, fc6, fc7, python, upgrade, yum

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