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Re: F8 yum update barfing on unnecessary dependency?



On Nov 12, 2007 8:23 AM, Christopher A. Williams <fedoralists cawllc com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 08:18 -0600, Gerry Tool wrote:
> > I am trying to update the kernel and kmod-nvidia together.
> >
> > The messages I get are:
> > ===================
> > Setting up Update Process
> <snip...>
> > --> Finished Dependency Resolution
> > Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 is needed by
> > package kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-42.fc8
> > ====================
> >
> > I don't understand the Missing Dependency, since both kmod-nvidia and
> > the new kernel that are available are for the same version.
> >
> > What am I missing?  How can I get out of this lock-up?
>
> I ran into this as well. The way I worked around it was to NOT update
> the kernel directly. Then the nVidia update will pull the kernel update
> as a dependency.
>
> Note that you will then need to go back and also update kernel-devel.
> The nVidia dependency fails to pull that part along.
>
> Hope that helps!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Chris

Thanks for the reply, Chris.  I now get this:

[root f8 jdk1.6.0_03]# yum update kmod-nvidia
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-nvidia.i686 0:100.14.19-18.lvn8 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-49.fc8 for package: kmod-nvidia
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-49.fc8.i686 0:100.14.19-18.lvn8 set
to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.23.1-49.fc8 for package:
kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-49.fc8
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 for package:
kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-42.fc8
---> Package kernel.i686 0:2.6.23.1-49.fc8 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 is needed by
package kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.1-42.fc8

Would it work to yum erase kmod-nvidia and then install it fresh?

Gerry


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