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Old 05-30-2005, 11:23 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0
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Ethereal,Yum Blues :(-->identical dependency loop exceeded

I am trying to install ethereal and confirmed from the manual that these five rpms have to be installed.
rpm -ivh glib-1.2.6-3.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh glib-devel-1.2.6-3.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh gtk+-1.2.6-7.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh gtk+-devel-1.2.6-7.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh libpcap-0.4-19.i386.rpm

I used rpm -ql <rpmname> to check to see if all the five rpms are installed.

Here is what I get.

[root@localhost root]# rpm -ql gtk+-devel
package gtk+-devel is not installed
[root@localhost root]# yum install gtk+-devel
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Linux / stable for Red Hat Linux 9 (i386)
Server: Macromedia Flash Player for Red Hat Linux 9
Server: Red Hat Linux 9 (i386)
Server: Red Hat Linux 9 (i386) updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Resolving dependencies
.......identical dependency loop exceeded
package XFree86-xfs needs XFree86-libs = 4.3.0-2 (not provided)
package XFree86 needs XFree86-libs = 4.3.0-2 (not provided)
package XFree86-twm needs XFree86-libs = 4.3.0-2 (not provided)

Here I tried installing the XFree86-libs.

[root@localhost root]# yum list XFree86-libs
Looking in Available Packages:
Name Arch Version Repo
XFree86-libs i386 4.3.0-2.90.60.legacy redhat-updates

Looking in Installed Packages:
Name Arch Version Repo
XFree86-libs i386 4.3.0-2 db

[root@localhost root]# yum upgrade XFree86-libs
Resolving dependencies
.....identical dependency loop exceeded.

It is giving identical loop exceeded for both gtk+-devel and XFree86-libs.
Also XFree86-libs is in Available Packages and Installed come?

What do I do next?

thanx in advance,
Old 06-20-2006, 11:16 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2005
Distribution: Red Hat 9.0
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never mind...
Ethereal is up and runnning
I still don't know what caused the problem,but it got installed.

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