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Old 20th September 2007, 07:05
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Default Fedora 7 Perfect Desktop triggers a dependency hell

I installed by the method described, and all went relatively well.
Until a few days passed, and I was notified I had updates.
OK, until 11 of them failed on dependencies.
Then I had the joy of tracking which dependencies were for which packages.
Bit of trial and error later I had to uninstall most of the multimedia additions in the HowTo.

Anyone have a suggestion what is happening with that?
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I recommend to install the following packages:

1.) yum-skip-broken

This package prevents your system from packages with broken dependences.

2.) yum-fedorakmod && yum-kernel-module

These packages prevent your system from updating the kernel, if you have kernel-modules installed, which are not available yet for the new kernel.

3.) yum-fastestmirror

This package ensures that the fastest available server will be used for operations with yum.


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All great tips. Thanks.
However: Point of testing this Howto was to see a simple reproducible way to run those apps under Fedora7.
With several of them "breaking" in updates, I wonder what is the proper means to cure the dependencies updates problems?

Thanks again if you have any suggestions..
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I think it's a problem with the repository(s) - I never had such problems by now.

I recommend to add only the livna- and the adobe-repository. Livna harmonizes perfect with the Fedora repository. If you are going to add other repositorys like freshrpms or atrpms, be sure that you disable them by default (/etc/yum.repos.d/..... -> enabled=0). Otherwise you'll possibly get big problems. - And don't disable the gpgcheck - this problem has been solved.

If you need to add and enable different repositorys be sure that you install and configure one of these packages:

yum-priorities
( http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities )

or

yum-protectbase
( http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManage...um/ProtectBase )

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