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Re: updateing ARGHH.

On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 15:05 -0500, Michael Comperchio wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 13:55 -0500, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> >   
> >> From: Michael Comperchio <mcmprch gmail com>
> >> Subject: Re: updateing ARGHH.
> >>
> >>  > >
> >> Ok so here's what 'yum' thinks...
> >>  > > ffmpeg-libs-0.4.9-0.52.20080908.fc10.i386 : Libraries for ffmpeg
> >>  > > Repo        : installed
> >>  > > Matched from:
> >>  > > Other       : Provides-match: libavcodec.so.51
> >>  >I'm just not the sharpest tool in the shed I guess 'cuz I'm stumped....
> >>
> >> I've been ARGGHH'd too. Try a 'rpm --force install ffmpeglibs...rpm' etc.
> >>
> >> This is effectively a re-install of the rpm *and* updates the meta-data.
> >> (And doesn't attempt, like 'yum remove', to remove every package which 
> >> depends upon the one being (re)installed,
> >>     
> > ----
> > no wonder you like to run GUI as root...
> >
> > It may be common practice for you to use --force or --nodeps in your own
> > package management but it's a whole 'nuther thing to recommend your bad
> > habits to others who might be less skilled or eager to try to repair a
> > damaged set of packages.
> >
> > It was clear that the OP installed rpm's from Axel Thimm's repository
> > but does not have it configured so it can't update. The choice is left
> > to OP to either remove the packages he got from the other repository and
> > replace them with the packages from rpm-fusion or add atrpms and disable
> > rpm-fusion repos. Either way, he doesn't need to do something as drastic
> > or potentially as damaging as '--force'
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >   
> Now this makes a little more sense. I errr....overlooked the part about 
> protecting the repositories... so I did in fact have both repositories 
> active, so must have screwed my own pooch, and, as usual, the pooch bit 
> back. I have removed the atrpms from yum repo list, and run that little 
> protection script (listed here: 
> http://www.fedoraguide.info/index.php?title=Main_Page#Repositories). Now 
> the question becomes how to know which packages came from which, and how 
> to specifically uninstall them?
I thought you were getting some direction from Michael Schwendt and I
wouldn't even think about trying to out do his advice where repos are

Rather than have me guess, would you please tell us the output of...

(command line as root)

yum repolist

For your question, it's not always clear where the packages came from
since there's no official way to do that (not that there haven't been
proposals for that).

For your adherence to the fedoraguide.info - that's not official but
probably a lot of good information there. It does appear though that by
removing atrpms and installing something like protect-base plugin, you
have changed the rules which is causing problems with updates that you
are now experiencing.

I would suspect that rather than changing the rules or the yum repos
that you have configured, it probably would be easier to remove and then
re-install some packages but I am not certain which is why I think
giving us the output of 'yum repolist' would be useful.


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