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Why doesn't 'Add/Remove Software' work lately?

asked 2011-12-27 11:25:24 -0600

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updated 2014-09-30 11:14:11 -0600

mether gravatar image

Perhaps I should admit that I've not collected enough statistics by actual trial to merit such a sweeping claim, but it certainly SEEMS as if nearly every package that I've attempted to install via the 'A/R S' GUI (for YUM, AFAIK) has failed due to come dependent pkg requiring some OTHER pkg that is actually OLDER than either what I already have installed or what is now available for D/L & installation. In some cases I can't even FIND the requisite pkg - in ANY version! Ironically, this problem actually prevented me from D/L & inst of the mozilla IRC client that I tried to install in order to get to the #FEDORA freenode chat for "community support" of my lame problem. I didn't seem to have this problem back when I was running 3.1.0-7.fc16.i686, but since I updated to 3.1.5-6.fc16.i686 I lost all my installed packages and can't seem to get them back.

Is there some way to get my dependencies straightened out?

Thanks in advance!

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answered 2011-12-27 11:42:31 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image


su -c 'yum clean all && yum update'

and see if the dependency problems persist. If they do, please file a bug against the package that is breaking the dependency chain.

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