Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140204
unable to install Development Tools from system-config-packages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
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Description of problem:
Fresh install (not upgrade) of FC3 from DVD. Started with "basic" installation selection,
worked on boot/config setup issues, and finally ran up2date. Now it boots properly and
time to add the usual tools.
$ sudo system-config-packages
Select most other things and able to install no problem.
Select "Development tools" (default configuration) and cannot install due to problems with
libxml2. Console error: ('libxml2', '2.6.16')
Tried downloading libxml2 from fedora, but basic version of libxml is too old, and getting
it from updates returns same version.
Also tried development tools with all extras "off".
Also tried sudo rpm --rebuilddb
Finally trying, per suggestion in web site, 'sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" '
Don't know yet if it will succeed - it's going to take a while - frustrating to download all
this stuff that's sitting on my DVD.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install FC3 with "basic" configuration
2. Run up2date to get latest of stuff
3. Run system-config-packages and attempt to add Development Tools
Actual Results: should work
Expected Results: complains about libxml2
Calling this High because linux without gcc & python isn't really useable....
currently installed version of libxml2 is libxml2-2.6.16-3
update: sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" was very very slow, but it worked
More or less the same problem here. In my case it complains about
libselinux (for system-config-securitylevel) and libxml2 (for
Please note that one can't easily cut and paste the "Unlocatable
package" and "Required By" entires in the "Packages Not Found" dialog!
These packages seem however to be installed:
rpm -q libxml2 libselinux
This I found in the (rather verbose) output of "sudo
system-config-packages" in gnome-terminal:
selecting already installed package perl-XML-Encoding
* using (...)
* using libselinux-0:1.17.14-1.i386 to satisfy libselinux-1.17.14
* using (...)
* using libxml2-0:2.6.14-2.i386 to satisfy libxml2-2.6.14
* using (...)
I haven't yet tried sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
Same problem here on x86. Did basic install, updates, later tried to
install development tools. Got a "Packages Not Found" dialog back with:
Unlocatable Package | Required By
libselinux | ('system-config-securitylevel', '1.4.18', '2')
krb5-libs | ('krb5-workstation', '1.3.6', '2')
pam | ('sane-backends', '1.0.15', '1.4')
libxml2 | ('libxml2-python', '2.6.16', '3')
I'm trying yum groupinstall "Development Tools" now. Hope it works.
This is more generally covered in bug 121389
Yup, more or less same as above. Switched off the Devel Extras - and it said
I've even more "Packages Not Found" (dep's) not installed!!!
So, tip/work-around that's occurred to me on reading Comment #2 above:
-set up a local repo for yum,
-make yourself a mount point in that repo for your fc3 dvd,
-mount your dvd there,
-run createrepo on your local repo (which will descend into any sub-directories)
-run yum as per Comment #2, but from the local repo with your fc3 dvd you've
PS check out yumex.
This is caused by updates which s-c-p doesn't know about. The next generation
of the tool in development for Fedora Core 5 will resolve thsi problem