Yum update...only one at a time?

Mike Loiterman mike at ascendency.net
Thu Sep 30 06:40:26 UTC 2004

seth vidal <mailto:skvidal at phy.duke.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 01:32 -0500, Mike Loiterman wrote:
>> Michal Jaegermann <mailto:michal at harddata.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 12:45:43AM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 23:45 -0500, Mike Loiterman wrote:
>>>>> I'm doing yum update, but its only doing one package at a
>>>>> time...any idea why? 
>>>>> I've done a yum clean all and I'm using version 2.1.4
>>>> What do you mean one package at a time?
>>> It seems to me that something went haywire with a dependency
>>> resolution and not really in yum but somewhere in rpm libraries.
>>> An attempt to use directly 'rpm -Fvh ...' with a bunch of packages
>>> from the current updates ends up with:
>>> error: Failed dependencies:
>>>         linc >= 0.1.6 is needed by (installed) pyorbit-2.0.0-3.1
>>>         linc = 1.0.3 is needed by (installed) linc-devel-1.0.3-6
>>> while 'rpm -q linc' responds with 'linc-1.0.3-6' and
>>> 'rpm -q linc-devel' with 'linc-devel-1.0.3-6'.  This appears to
>>> trip yum. 
>>> It seems that the real culprit is ORBit2, though, but why it
>>> triggers this problem is far from clear to me.  Still, when other
>>> packages are updated then ORBit2, and ORBit2-devel, can be updated
>>> as well but only then. 
>>> This is probably a bugzilla material but against what?
>>>    Michal
>> So I guess we should wait it out?  But how can we upgrade when yum
>> is trashed? 
> try upgrading yum to yum 2.1.4 and see if it makes any difference at
> all. In this case I doubt it will. Also try rebooting your system to
> see if there some sort of peculiar lock in the rpmdb causing this
> pain. 

Upgrading to 2.1.4 was what caused the problem.  I rebooted, but I'm getting
the same.

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