error, missing dependency, and it's the kernel

Adam Hough adam at
Wed Nov 7 04:58:49 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-07 at 09:05 +1030, Tim wrote:
> Hi,
> Just wondering about something in general:  From time to time I get a
> yum error about trying to update something like an nvidia kernel module
> not being possible because there's no kernel available to go along with
> that version.
> Trying several different mirrors doesn't help, and I can't be bothered
> to go trying them all out.  I'll just wait a few days for things to
> settle.
> But how have they compiled their module for a kernel that isn't
> available?  Surely that's a bit chicken and eggish?  Wouldn't they be
> compiling against a customised Fedora kernel, rather than one from
> somewhere else?  And, if so, why don't we have the same one available to
> us?
> -- 
> (This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
>  important to the thread.)
> Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
> I read messages from the public lists.

Next time this happens to you.  Run a "yum clean all" then try updating
again.  This is what works for me.  

Adam Hough <adam at>

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