[CentOS] Yum packages error.

Fri Jan 14 15:24:00 UTC 2011
Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com>

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 10:13:26AM -0500, Lisandro Grullon wrote:
> Dear group,
> Last night I was playing around with my home desktop trying to get the sound to work and somehow I broke some dependencies, now yum update would not run. Can someone help me troubleshoot this. This is the output I am getting from yum update. Thank you in advance.

<output snipped>

It seems like there were too many repos involved, hence the issue--that
is, one has to, as you've learned to your cost, be careful about
priorities when mixing repos such as rpmforge, epel, and especially atrpms
(I believe the atrpm site warns about this.)

I don't know how much risk you're willing to take, nor how experienced
you are, but one way I've fixed such problems when I've run into them is
remove the packages that require the missing depedencies--in your case,
for example, firefox and gimp.  

Finally, afer I've removed enough, an install will go without errors,
and then I can replace the missing packages, this time, being careful
which repos I'm using.   It can be complex and time-consuming, and of
course, no guarantee of success, and sometimes, no doubt, you're better
off simply reinstalling from scratch, depending upon how much time
you've spent configuring. 

I would wait and see if someone with more knowledge comes up with a
better solution but offer this in case  no one does.

Scott Robbins
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