Software update issue

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Hi there,


I'm kinda new to Red Hat, I used it a veeery long time ago back in the 90's on this is a return to the fold so to speak :)


OK So i have the RPMForge repository enabled and have installed a copule of things from it - now I'm getting these messages from Software Update saying that certain packages need to update, but when I uupdate them I get a message saying "None of the selected packages could be updated" the details are:


vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 requires
vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 requires
vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 requires
vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 requires
gstreamer-plugins-bad-0.10.19-3.el6.rf.x86_64 requires
vlc-1.1.13-1.el6.rf.x86_64 requires : Success - empty transaction


vlc is working fine so I don't quite know what is happening but it seems that some kind of record of what has been updated is out of sync somehow.


Can anyone point me in the right direction to resolve this please?






It's hard to say what is causing the dependency issue exactly.  You can 'exclude' these packages from being updated, by adding the following to /etc/yum.conf:




Then try again, clearing metadata and cache info first, for good measure.  From the command line as the root user, run:


  yum clean all
  yum check-update
  yum update





Hi, I think that you also enabled the epel repository. EPEL and RPMforge do not work so wel together, so you could disable one of them, otherwise you could set priorities.

For priorities you have to install the yum-plugin-priorities. Let me know if it is the case, so I will help you.