Yum dependencies [still]

M. Lewis cajun at cajuninc.com
Thu Dec 22 07:12:22 UTC 2005

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-12-22 at 12:06 +1100, Steffen Kluge wrote:
>>On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 22:44 -0500, M. Lewis wrote:
>>>Error: Missing Dependency: nvidia-glx = 0:1.0.7676 is needed by package 
>>The root cause of this issue is that kernel and kernel module packages
>>can exist in multiple versions on the same system, since they live in
>>versioned directories and have no conflicting files. Other packages
>>(like nvidia-glx) cannot have multiple versions installed at the same
>>time. If you want to use the latest kernel with NVidia's proprietary
>>driver you have to wave your old NVidia kernel modules good-bye. That
>>means no proprietary NVidia driver support when you boot older kernels.
>>Nobody's fault, really. 
> I disagree - It's basically livna's fault. They ought to rebuild
> kernel-module-nvidia for all kernels currently being used.
> Otherwise, users will not be able to update.
>>The only way out would be convincing someone to
>>build the NVidia modules against x number of older kernels, as well.
> Exactly.
> Ralf

I really don't care whose fault it might be. If you're going to provide 
an update, then the update should be complete, with any dependencies 

I'm not glued to a given kernel. I could really care less what kernel I 
run as long as it is stable.

My issue is I have probably over 100 updates to other packages that will 
no update due to these one or two stupid dependencies. It would seem 
that the packagers of yum, uptodate, or whatever, would allow the other 
packages whose dependencies *are* resolved to be updated.


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