Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1022757
probable dependency error
Last modified: 2013-10-28 08:19:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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Here's the problem. When attempting to apply recently released patches via Software Update to:
the update fails with the error message:
ERROR with transaction check vs depsolve:
python(abi) = 2.5 is needed by rhpl-0.218-1.i386
python(abi) = 2.5 is needed by repoman-0.9-5.fc10.noarch
python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by python-psyco-1.6-4.fc12.i686
python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by alchemist-1.0.37-8.fc12.i686
python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by kudzu-1.2.86-2.i686
python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by system-config-display-2.2-1.fc12.i686
python-abi = 2.6 is needed by alchemist-1.0.37-8.fc12.i686
Since all the failed dependencies are on outdated packages, I suspect this is a package build issue.
It seems those packages were orphaned and with updating to newer versions of Fedora, they are not cleaned up.
Could you verify this with:
# package-cleanup --orphans
For further information see here:
Thank you for your prompt reply.
Yes, those 7 packages (along with almost 100 others, some dating back to fc9 -- I've had this install up for a *while*...) are reported by package-cleanup --orphans. Sorry if this a naive question but is the remedy to uninstall the orphans with yum remove?
You could use:
yum remove $(package-cleanup --orphans | grep -v "Loaded plugins")
Other than that, I guess you need to clean them up manually.
Orphaned package cleanup did solve my problem.
Thank you for your assistance.