Scientific Linux Forum.org



  Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> Question about yum, yum
igadoter
 Posted: Jul 3 2015, 12:16 PM
Quote Post


SLF Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 54
Member No.: 3337
Joined: 13-January 15









Hi,

Today I installed vlc media player. I met the following issue: the vlc package is provided by atrpms repo,
all dependencies were satisfied except one. Yum reported that vlc package requires libmodpg version 0.8.7,
but installed is libmodpg v. 0.8.8 (from epel). So, the version installed is newer than required by vlc, nonetheless,
yum reported this situation as unresolved dependency and refused to install vlc. Finally, I installed vlc manually.
I installed all necessary dependencies, omitting libmodpg , and finally 'rpm -i --nodeps vlc' .

The question is: is there a way to tell yum that diversity in versions should not be treated as obstacle?
PMEmail Poster
^
redman
 Posted: Jul 3 2015, 08:17 PM
Quote Post


Retired SLF Administrator
********

Group: Admins
Posts: 1276
Member No.: 2
Joined: 8-April 11









Sorry, but it is not that easy.

Some packages might not only different in version number, but a newer version may introduce other components.
And if another packages NEEDS the older ones, it wont accept the newer versions.
Did you check to see if ATRPMS had the package you installed from EPEL?

These things show the danger of mixing repos.
There is no one ring to bind them all...

--------------------
"Sometimes the best helping hand you can give is a good, firm push."
PM
^
igadoter
 Posted: Jul 4 2015, 08:21 PM
Quote Post


SLF Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 54
Member No.: 3337
Joined: 13-January 15









QUOTE (redman @ Jul 3 2015, 10:17 PM)

Did you check to see if ATRPMS  had the package you installed from EPEL?
..


Yes I checked, actually ATRPMS has the package (but with that small diversity in versions), I installed from EPEL. I was considering to remove that EPEL package, and install that from ATRPMS. But it would require to remove some other packages, and I was not sure I would be able to reinstall these packages.

But luckily vlc is working fine. As I suspected.

And I have learned much resolving that issue. smile.gif
PMEmail Poster
^
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Topic Options Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll