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Old 21st July 2012, 03:38 PM
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Fedora 16.1 kernel update vs nvidia-kmod

I would like update my Fedora 16 but can't do this. I run '$ sudo yum update' and give:
ERROR with transaction check vs depsolve:
kernel-uname-r = 3.3.4-3.fc16.x86_64 is needed by (installed) kmod-nvidia-3.3.4-3.fc16.x86_64-1:295.49-1.fc16.1.x86_64
Please report this error in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Fedora&version=rawhide&component=yum
** Found 1 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows:
1:kmod-nvidia-3.3.4-3.fc16.x86_64-295.49-1.fc16.1.x86_64 has missing requires of kernel-uname-r = ('0', '3.3.4', '3.fc16.x86_64')
My uname -a:
Linux rf2012.localdomain 3.3.8-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jun 4 20:49:02 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
As I understand the yum's output, the problem exists in a current version of kmod. Am I right? Could you please advice we what to do?
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Old 21st July 2012, 04:23 PM
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Re: Fedora 16.1 kernel update vs nvidia-kmod

There is a dependency problem between kernel and kmod-nvidia module.
Can you show us which kernels you have installed by

$ rpm -qa | grep -e kernel -e kmod
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Old 21st July 2012, 06:04 PM
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Re: Fedora 16.1 kernel update vs nvidia-kmod

I do believe that the problem isn't installing the new kernel, but in removing the older kernel. Yum keeps 3 kernels installed by default, then starts removing the oldest when it updates the kernel. However in your situation, it appears that when it tries to remove the older kernel, it can't since the kmod-nvidia has a dependency on it.

Actually, looking closer, it appears you already removed the kernel that that particular nvidia kmod depends upon, but didn't remove the kmod nvidia, leaving you with a broken dependency.

Both issues have the same resolution, though.

You can try removing the kmod-nvidia version specified, then try updating your kernel.

yum remove kmod-nvidia-3.3.4-3*
yum update kernel
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Old 21st July 2012, 09:07 PM
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Re: Fedora 16.1 kernel update vs nvidia-kmod

Dear Sagitter,
Here is my output:
Dear DBelton and Sagitter,
I'll try to remove older kernel and report here.

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