[mythtv-users] Ongoing Fedora YUM Dependency Problems
John P Poet
jppoet at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 00:13:32 UTC 2006
On 9/28/06, Nick <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29/09/06, Tom Greer <trgreer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This email is simply a rant... but I need to express my frustration, so I'm
> > begging forgiveness in advance.
> > I've been using MythTV for over a year now. I originally tried to make it
> > work with SuSE (wasted lots of time there), until I found Jarod Wilson's
> > wonderful HOW-TO for installing Myth on Fedora Core 4. (Thank you, Jarod!)
> > I switched to Fedora and got MythTV installed and working on 2 machines.
> > But over the year, I continually experienced problems when updating or
> > upgrading via yum. Over and over again, yum refused to do anything because
> > of dependency problems. Each time, I had to invest time and effort to work
> > around the problem.
> > When I was confronted with the problem again this week, I decided to upgrade
> > to Fedora Core 5. So I downloaded the DVD ISO, verified the DVD was good
> > and upgraded the master backend. After the upgrade, the system couldn't
> > launch the X server. So I tried to run "yum upgrade". It refused due to a
> > conflict over the boot image.
> > So I copied all my recordings to another box and dumped a backup of
> > mythconverg - and did a clean install of Fedora Core 5. Immediately after
> > first boot, I tried "yum upgrade". Same problem.
> > I'm giving up on Fedora. Hello Ubuntu...
> Did you try using smart? yum dep issues have been around for a while
> now and smart seems much better at resolving them:
Smart is not perfect, but works better than anything else I have tried.
The easiest way to get smart up and running is to grab:
yum-plugin-kmdl (if using fc5) from
medley-package-config, atrpms-package-config and 3rd-party-package-config from
And install them in that order, for example:
$ rpm -Uvh yum-plugin-kmdl-0.2-3.fc5.at.noarch.rpm
$ rpm -Uvh medley-package-config-110-1.fc5.at.i386.rpm \
$ rpm -Uvh smart-0.42-37.fc5.at.i386.rpm
Then initialize smart:
$ smart update
Then install smart-gui, if you want it
$ smart install smart-gui
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