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

John Ellson john.ellson at comcast.net
Sat Aug 2 13:41:33 UTC 2008

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 = is 
>> needed by
>> package kmod-nvidia- (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 

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.


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