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Re: RFC: best way to fix the regular yum dependency problems with add-on packages from 3rd party repositories



On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 3:41 PM, John Ellson <john ellson comcast net> wrote:
> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>
>> Hi all!
>>
>> About one or two times a month a lot of people run into decency problems
>> like this:
>>
>>>
>>> Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-uname-r = 2.6.25.11-97.fc9.i686 is
>>> needed by
>>> package kmod-nvidia-2.6.25.11-97.fc9.i686-173.14.09-5.lvn9.i686 (livna)
>
> Every day I run into dependency problems like this, just with Rawhide rpms,
> not even third part ones:
>     $ yum update phonon*
>   Error: Missing Dependency: phonon = 4.2.0-1.fc10 is needed by package
> phonon-backend-gstreamer-4.2.0-1.fc10.x86_64 (installed)
>
>   $ yum update digikam*
>   Transaction Check Error:
>  file /usr/share/icons/oxygen/128x128/apps/digikam.png from install of
> digikam-0.10.0-0.1.beta2.fc10.x86_64 conflicts with file from package
> oxygen-icon-theme-4.1.0-1.fc10.noarch
>

Just wondering.. but can't soft dependencies solve this image problem
(should come in RPM 4.6 [1])?
Or am i getting the wrong idea about soft dependencies?

[1] http://wiki.rpm.org/Releases/4.5.90#head-8cfe2fe7ac703083c6a2ab2610718ba87e683d61

> Neither of these dependency issues is flagged in: "rawhide report: 20080802
> changes"
>
>
> It would really help if yum would automatically skip any rpm that conflicted
> with any *installed* rpm.  Both for Rawhide and third-party rpms.
>
>
> John
>
>
>
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