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Re: Some thoughts on the yum tutorial -- one example : galeon

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 11:05:55 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 16:25 -0400, Beartooth SenectoFlatuloid wrote:
> [...snip...]
>> As I said there, I have no idea whether this is a yum problem, a repo
>> problem, or something still different. (They seem to be saying it's not
>> a galeon problem.) But if it's not a galeon problem, it *looks* like one
>> of those two (if they're really different) to such uninformed users as
>> myself -- and likely gets called one on lists ...
>> Maybe someone here can at least tell why this trouble is chronic with
>> galeon/yum, and yet not with epiphany nor firefox. (I've never encountered
>> it with either, and have been using both for years.)
> Normally I would tell you that you need to address this problem *not*
> with us, *nor* with the galeon developers (who have nothing to do with
> RPM or yum dependency problems), but on the fedora-list
> (http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list/), IRC #fedora or
> FedoraForum.org.  But we *did* ask for examples, so here's some free
> help with our compliments.  ;-)

Yes, that' the only reason I troubled you with it; but thanks a million
for the extra mile!
> I just ran "yum install" and the problem seems obvious to me (and
> probably more experienced users), not so much if you're just getting
> wet:
> [...]
> Resolving Dependencies
> The galeon package currently in Extras has been packaged to use mozilla
> version 1.7.8 (and *only* 1.7.8, that's what the equals sign "=" means).
> However:
> [pfrields localhost ~]$ rpm -q mozilla mozilla-1.7.10-1.5.1
> So there's the problem.  The galeon package wants mozilla version 1.7.8,
> but 1.7.10 is what's on FC4 currently.  If you query Bugzilla for
> information on galeon in Fedora Extras, you'll see a bug open for this
> problem.  Expect resolution Real Soon Now.

So, if I understand you right, it amounts to a repo problem? I.e., the
one(s) with galeon have it packaged not to accept versions later than ...?
At any rate, I'm very glad indeed to hear that Real Soon Now!

	Again, many, many thanks!
Beartooth Senectoflatuloid, Neo-Redneck, Linux Convert
Remember, I have precious little idea what I am talking about.

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