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Old 05-15-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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Dependency problems with 'yum' installing xorg-x11-tools

I'm trying to install xorg-x11-tools (on GNU/Linux 2.6.9-55.ELsmp), but "yum install xorg-x11-tools" gives the following error:
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: xorg-x11-libs = 6.8.2-1.EL.13.37.2 is needed by package xorg-x11
Error: Missing Dependency: xorg-x11-libs = 6.8.2-1.EL.13.37.2 is needed by package xorg-x11-xfs
However "yum install xorg-x11-libs" says:
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do
And "yum list" says:
xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL.i386                 6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2      installed       
xorg-x11-devel.i386                      6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2      installed       
xorg-x11-libs.i386                       6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2      installed
And "yum check-update" doesn't list any x11 packages as needing an update.

What's the issue here? Why is it saying I need dependency packages that I already have newer versions for? Am I using yum wrong?
Old 05-17-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
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There is a difference between *update* and *upgrade*.

Your xorg.x11-libs may be up-to-date, but the version needs to be upgraded to a higher version for the xorg-x11-tools package you want to install.

Run yum update to get your repository information up-to-date, then run yum upgrade xorg-x11-libs to upgrade the package to a higher version number.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 05-17-2008 at 08:30 AM.
Old 05-17-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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I ran 'yum update' (bash was the only package needing an update, that updated fine), then ran updgrade, but it said:
# yum upgrade xorg-x11-libs           
Repository dell-testing is listed more than once in the configuration
Setting up Upgrade Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Could not find update match for xorg-x11-libs
No Packages marked for Update/Obsoletion
I think my xorg-x11-libs is already up to date. I think the version 'yum list installed' gives, 6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2, is higher than the 6.8.2-1.EL.13.37.2 version that yum says is needed.


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