Resolving dependencies

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Nov 15 14:08:32 UTC 2007

Bryan Zimmer wrote:
> Dear folks,
> I am not new to fedora but haven't had this problem before.
> I get a balloon at the top of the screen announcing "384 Security 
> Updates available" (I guess this is the "pup" program).
> When I click to get the updates, the program (pup?) does a dependency 
> check. So far I've never gotten around this. It will say " 
> is needed by openbabel", or something similar, then the whole update 
> process fails. I've tried to use "yum' to find some of the dependencies. 
> but so far it hasn't worked very well.
> Can anyone tell me how to say: "Go ahead, download the updates, and get 
> any dependencies, too". Or tell me how to use yum or some program to get 
> those dependencies.
> I'd appreciate any response.

Which version of Fedora? Was it a upgrade or a fresh installation?

What's the output of yum update?


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