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Old 10-08-2004, 06:37 PM   #1
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Not so YUMmy installs

Hi All!

I recently made a move from Windows to Linux. Well, it was basically a comeback because I had been using Linux on and off since 1996 and I thought it would be challenging to learn something new.

Well, I installed Fedora Core 1, and knowing the fact that Fedora 2 has been out for a while and that Fedora 3 (Testing) is quite stable, I thought that I'd download the .iso images and upgrade.

In order for me to burn the images, I need a CD Burning program. Sure, the command line may be a friend of many, but I'd really rather not waste time learning new commands. Fedora Core 1 includes a program called CD Writer. After the first few times I booted the system, it actually worked and detected my LiteON drive. Unfortunately, now it doesn't detect it for some reason. I thought I'd give K3B a try, but things have changed a little and the official K3B website recommends that I use yum.

Well, I went through most of the yum howto and typed in 'yum install k3b' after reading the instructions on the K3B site as well. The Yum howto gave all this insight about how wonderful and revolutionary yum is, and that it's even better than apt! Well, check out the following output:

Resolving dependencies
.....identical dependency loop exceeded
package k3b needs (not provided)
package k3b needs (not provided)
package k3b needs (not provided)

Not so YUMmy, is it?

Should anyone be nice enough to know what to do with a dependency loop which I honestly don't feel like resolving myself, or better yet how to just install K3b, please let me know.

Thank you in advance,

Old 10-08-2004, 08:55 PM   #2
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you could try to yum install and so on seperatly. if you dont have then in your yum.conf file check the apt-get source list thread on this page. i have my older yum.conf on there and there is a link that tells you more about adding more URLs to your .conf file.

also cdrecord is extreemly easy to work with if you are willing to give it a try. i dont know if FC1 has it or not, but i believe it is part of the standard install for FC1.
Old 10-09-2004, 12:55 AM   #3
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You could add new repository editing the /etc/yum.conf file.
To insert a new repository write this:

name=description name of the server
gpgcheck=1 or 0

let me give you some other tips:

serverid: must be an unique string of code
baseurl: it's important to specify if it is http:// or ftp://
gpgcheck: it's used for security reason. If you want to controll the package signature you must set it to 1. Otherwise set it to 0.

If you want to use gpgcheck you have to install the keys using the command:

rpm --import

Finally I'll give you some examples and some repository url for Fedora:

[livna-stable] Fedora Compatible Packages (stable)


rpm --import


Enjoy !!!!!
Old 10-09-2004, 05:10 AM   #4
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Hi spariggio82 and Lleb_KCir!

Thank you both for your suggestions.

I added the repositories from and yum was able to find the missing libraries that were needed. I did have a problem with the GPG key check, but I wanted to expedite the process so I simply set the gpgcheck parameter to 0 in yum.conf. I'm sure that this may not be the greatest idea, but I think that can be trusted and I just need to burn some CDs. Once I do that, I can fiddle around with this some more.

Take care,



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