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Re: PackageKit has eaten my system (again!)



On Sunday 21 December 2008 22:00:16 DB wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Sunday 21 December 2008 21:21:01 DB wrote:
> >> Anne Wilson wrote:
> >>> On Sunday 21 December 2008 20:21:10 DB wrote:
> >>>> error: Failed dependencies:
> >>>>     pygpgme is needed by yum-3.2.20-5.fc9.noarch
> >>>>     python-iniparse is needed by yum-3.2.20-5.fc9.noarch
> >>>
> >>> So what happened when you installed these?
> >>>
> >>> Anne
> >>
> >> Hi Anne,
> >>
> >> any suggestions on an address from which to attempt to install them with
> >> RPM???
> >
> > No, but 'rpm -qi pygpgme' and 'rpm -qi python-iniparse' both tell me that
> > they were provided by Fedora Project.  I can only suggest that you might
> > have a mirror problem?
> >
> > python-iniparse was updated on the 12th December, so is it possible that
> > some glitch during that upgrade caused your problem?  Dirty electricity
> > sounds a far more likely culprit than packagekit.
> >
> > Anne
>
> My results:
>
> [Dave localhost ~]$ rpm -qi pygpgme
> package pygpgme is not installed
> [Dave localhost ~]$ rpm -qi python-iniparse
> package python-iniparse is not installed
> [Dave localhost ~]$
>
> Is there a way to tell rpm to go off and search a specific repo?  

If they are not installed 'yum install packagename' should pull them in - and 
you can list both packages in one command.
> I
> tried rpm --whatprovides yum but that evidently is not acceptable!  

It's not apparent from the help file, but I think the command is 'rpm -q 
whatprovides ....' but I don't think that would have helped in this situation.  
I'd try

yum install pygpgme python-iniparse yum

> (The
> joys of trying to learn a new system!  20 years ago, I had great battles
> with the hard copy manuals.......)
>
Strange things go wrong when you are first learning, and sometimes it's hard 
to know why, but you should soon settle to it, once you get this sorted out.

Anne

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