Yum dependencies [still]
cajun at cajuninc.com
Sat Dec 24 02:16:02 UTC 2005
Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> I hope you don't mind me responding to the list upon this PM ...
> On Fri, 2005-12-23 at 02:15 -0500, M. Lewis wrote:
>>Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>>>That approach is certainly a yum issue, not an issue with the packager.
>>>>I think many of us would agree with that.
>>>No disagreement, here. This issue ("how to react upon broken rpm-deps")
>>>is a yum problem, however, the broken rpm-deps are a livna issue.
>>>If livna recompiled kernel-module-nvidia for older kernels, this thread
>>>would not have appeared. Their current method however, forces anybody to
>>>manually do this by themselves or to find other ways around it.
>>Are you suggesting Ralf there is a resolution to the problem?
> Yes, there is one:
> Whenever yum refuses to update because of a livna kernel-module-nvidia
> update, rebuild the new kernel-module-nvidia for your old kernel and
> install it.
>> If so, please explain.
> When yum refuses to due to an nvidia update, stop the update and ...
> 1. Download the corresponding nvidia-glx*src.rpm, e.g.:
> # wget \
> 2. Install the kernel-devel-*.rpm, you want to rebuild
> kernel-module-nvidia for, e.g.:
> # yum install kernel-devel-2.6.14-1.1644_FC4
> 3. Rebuild kernel-module-nvidia
> # rpmbuild --without userland \
> --define "kernel 2.6.14-1.1644_FC4" --target i686 \
> --rebuild nvidia-glx-1.0.8174-0.lvn.1.4.src.rpm
> This will produce
> which is one of the packages missing at livna.
> 4. Install this rpm
> # rpm -U \
> and run "yum update" again.
> Depending upon the number of kernels you have installed, and you want to
> keep on your system, you will have to rebuild kernel-module-nvidia for
> each of those kernels livna doesn't provide appropriate packages for.
> So be prepared to iterate through steps 2-4 several times.
Thanks very much for the detailed step-by-step Ralf. Very much appreciated.
As soon as I finish updating the other 158 packages that Yum decided not
to install due to this silliness, I will try this. Personally I find it
quite irritating to have to install 158 packages, one-by-one because of
one or two dependencies that could not be resolved.
Thanks again !
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