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Re: yum puzzle



On 18/11/2007, Timothy Murphy <tim birdsnest maths tcd ie> wrote:
>
> >> --> Processing Dependency: libkonq.so.4 for package: kdebase-devel
> >> ...
> >> --> Finished Dependency Resolution
> >> Error: Missing Dependency: libkonq.so.4 is needed by package
> >> kdebase-devel ...
> >> [tim elizabeth ~]$ locate libkonq.so
> >> /usr/lib/libkonq.so
> >> /usr/lib/libkonq.so.4
> >> /usr/lib/libkonq.so.4.2.0
> >
> > First, it's a mistake here to use "locate". It does not matter what
> > files are installed on your local disk. All that matters is what files
> > will _still_ (!) be tracked in the RPM database after installing the
> > new packages. Update packages can move/remove files. Especially when
> > dealing with online repositories, use tools like "yum whatprovides
> > ..." or "repoquery --whatprovides ...".
>
> I don't think that is the problem.
> I did in fact run
> ----------------------------------
> [tim elizabeth ~]$ sudo rpm -qf /usr/lib/libkonq.so.4
> kdebase-3.5.8-3.fc7
> ----------------------------------
> So it seems that libkonq.so.4 is in fact present,
> in the place where kdebase put it.

Note that this is _before_ running yum. I've only pointed out that in
a yum/rpm transaction stuff can be removed, too, and it would not be
available anymore.

However, in your case, there is a different problem:

> As far as I can see, there is no attempt to replace kdebase.
> On trying to install kdebase-devel,
> I get an error message telling me that a number of libraries,
> most if not all of which (like libkonq) are already installed,
> are not found.
>
> Here is the full transaction:
> ----------------------------------
> [tim elizabeth ~]$ sudo yum install kdebase-devel
> Loading "downloadonly" plugin
> Loading "presto" plugin
> Loading "merge-conf" plugin
> Loading "fedorakmod" plugin
> Loading "changelog" plugin
> Loading "refresh-updatesd" plugin
> Loading "allowdowngrade" plugin
> Loading "tsflags" plugin
> Loading "protectbase" plugin
> Loading "skip-broken" plugin
> Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
> Loading "basearchonly" plugin
> Loading "kernel-module" plugin
> Loading "security" plugin
> Loading "protect-packages" plugin
> Loading "priorities" plugin
> Setting up Presto
> Reading Presto metadata in from local files
> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
> 0 packages excluded due to repository protections
> 0 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
> Setting up Install Process
> Parsing package install arguments
> Resolving Dependencies
> --> Running transaction check
> ---> Package kdebase-devel.i386 6:3.5.8-3.fc7 set to be updated
> --> Processing Dependency: libksplashthemes.so.0 for package: kdebase-devel

Too many plugins for my taste. Even Presto enabled. Can't comment on that.


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