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Old 06-16-2010, 12:10 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
at this point

close the thread
It is getting time for that. But not quite yet. After all, I did finally cave in and try installing Chrome using yum, and I am still getting errors. Errors, BTW, that appear completely inconsistent with the claim that "as far as yum is concerned, Chrome is not installed".

For after logging in as superuser, and executing:

yum install google-chrome
I get:

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package google-chrome-stable.i386 0:5.0.375.70-48679 set to be updated
--> Processing Conflict: google-chrome-beta-5.0.375.70-48679.i386 conflicts google-chrome-stable
--> Processing Conflict: google-chrome-stable-5.0.375.70-48679.i386 conflicts google-chrome-beta
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: google-chrome-beta conflicts with google-chrome-stable
Error: google-chrome-stable conflicts with google-chrome-beta
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
So now the problem is: how do I get around this problem? Simply following the programs suggestion did not work either. Instead, it gave another failure while resolving dependencies:

--> Processing Conflict: google-chrome-beta-5.0.375.70-48679.i386 conflicts google-chrome-stable
--> Processing Conflict: google-chrome-stable-5.0.375.70-48679.i386 conflicts google-chrome-beta
BTW: trying
yum remove google-chrome
also verifies that at least some of the time, yum knows I have Chrome installed.

And in fact, I let that run to completion. Then I specified specifically the stable release of Chrome (since I know it is now up to date) with:

yum install google-chrome-stable
This gets around the above conflict. If once it if finished, I can still execute Chrome normally and all my settings are intact, then I will close this thread. Otherwise I will have to update it with what I did to backup and restore the settings before closing.

But in the time it took to write all that, it did finish installing, and now it does work. So now it is time to close the thread.
Old 06-16-2010, 04:31 AM   #17
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I am glad you accepted @smoker's advice and you have finally solved your problem.

FYI, it is not uncommon that something people believe to be true makes them unable to accept the different opinion. And it happens on all levels all the time. Even (or should I say especially) to professionals.

Problem is only in the lack of detailed information of the inner workings and/or especially exceptions to the rule. I am blessed with higher openness of my mind so I learn, probe and poke all the time, and I am able to evaluate my own knowledge and perspective over and over again. But I also needed to learn to not make presuptions. If you suppress presumptions and accept moto's "I know that I know nothing" and "Every day I learn new things" you will expand your knowledge much faster.

I hope you do not misunderstand this post.


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