EL6 RPMs for Fedora 14 Issue

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Wed Dec 21 18:58:05 UTC 2011

On 12/21/2011 12:42 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 12/21/2011 07:19 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I still have Fedora 14 on one of my computers at home. I know it should
>> be upgraded but I don't have the time nor inclination at the moment.
>> Wnen I tried to switch over to the el6 RPMs, I get this message and
>> apparently the libpython is not available for Fedora 14 based on the
>> yum provides output.
>> Error: Package: rtems-4.11-bfin-rtems4.11-gdb-7.3.91-1.el6.i386
>> (rtems-4.11)
>> Requires: libpython2.6.so.1.0
>> You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
>> ** Found 2 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows:
>> rhpl-0.221-2.i686 has missing requires of libpython2.6.so.1.0
>> rhpl-0.221-2.i686 has missing requires of python(abi) = ('0', '2.6', None)
>> bash-4.1# yum provides "*libpython2.6.so.1.0*"
>> Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
>> No Matches found
>> bash-4.1#
>> Any suggestions?
> I already mentioned it 2 times before:
> http://www.rtems.org/pipermail/rtems-users/2011-December/009263.html
> http://www.rtems.org/pipermail/rtems-devel/2011-December/000067.html
> In brief: You are facing the ugliness of python's versionitis.
> The only short time workaround I am currently aware about is to switch
> to using the CentOS5 packages instead of the CentOS6 packages on Fedora
> 14 (edit /etc/yum.repos.d/rtems-4.11.repo to point to the CentOS5
> packages instead of the CentOS6 packages).
> So far, I don't understand why this works (but also haven't
> investigated), in particular because CentOS5's python is even older than
> the already version in CentOS6.
> The only clean solution is upgrade to Fedora>= 15 or a different
> distro. Fedora 14 is dead.
That's the plan but not in the next few days.


> Ralf

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