Need workaround for yum update problem

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Sat Jul 1 11:12:44 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 15:04 -0500, Gilbert Sebenste wrote:
> Hello all,
> I hope everyone is doing well. I have a problem. I am using the 
> "updates-testing" repo. A number of packages in there are ones I find 
> useful. But, over the last few weeks, when I do a yum -y update, it fails 
> with:
> Resolving Dependencies
> --> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
> ---> Package nfs-utils-lib.i386 0:1.0.8-4.FC5 set to be updated
> ---> Package libgssapi.i386 0:0.9-1.FC5 set to be updated
> --> Running transaction check
> --> Processing Dependency: for package: nfs-utils
> --> Processing Dependency: for package: nfs-utils
> --> Finished Dependency Resolution
> Error: Missing Dependency: is needed by package 
> nfs-utils
> Error: Missing Dependency: is needed by package nfs-utils
> I tried to do a "yum install libgssapi", but that doesn't work (already 
> installed). If I try to exclude packages, I believe yum will only let me 
> do one. So, if I tell it to ignore nfs-utils lib, then it still fails 
The statement just above is not true. You can have as many --exclude
options as you wnat but only one item (or group of items using *) can be
excluded per --exclude option.
> because it couldn't find libgssapi. If I try to exclude libgssapi, 
> nfs-utils croaks, of course. So...what to do?
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> Gilbert Sebenste                                                     ********
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