error, missing dependency, and it's the kernel

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Wed Nov 7 03:59:41 UTC 2007

Tim wrote:
> Just wondering about something in general:  From time to time I get a
> yum error about trying to update something like an nvidia kernel module
> not being possible because there's no kernel available to go along with
> that version.
> Trying several different mirrors doesn't help, and I can't be bothered
> to go trying them all out.  I'll just wait a few days for things to
> settle.
> But how have they compiled their module for a kernel that isn't
> available?  Surely that's a bit chicken and eggish?  Wouldn't they be
> compiling against a customised Fedora kernel, rather than one from
> somewhere else?  And, if so, why don't we have the same one available to
> us?

You *might* be experiencing this reported bug:

Summary: kernel pacakges that remain installed seem to be ignored in
yum transaction check

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