The R Zone: RPM Hell: A Real-Life Scenario

[ Thanks to Rudd-O
for this link. ]

“You know, I’m trying to update to Fedora Core 6 development.
It’s all good, except for one itty bitty thing: I cannot upgrade
the GNOME desktop to the latest version without losing major
applications that I have installed.

“For example, trying to update the gnome-panel package with the
Smart package manager causes Smart to prompt me to remove, among
other essential packages, the Ekiga softphone (and it’s not Smart’s
fault, Smart is just pinpointing me to an issue that cannot be
solved by manual RPM usage either)…”

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