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Interpreting Yum Dependency Error

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Seems like a rev number is missing in this dependency error from Yum:

# yum -y update
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rcssserver3d.i686 0:0.6.6-3.fc18 will be updated
---> Package rcssserver3d.i686 0:0.6.7-1.fc18 will be an update
---> Package simspark.i686 0:0.2.3-3.fc18 will be updated
---> Package simspark.i686 0:0.2.4-1.fc18 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: ruby(release) for package: 
simspark-0.2.4-1.fc18.i686
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: simspark-0.2.4-1.fc18.i686 (updates)
 Requires: ruby(release)

References to "ruby(release)" seem incomplete. Does this suggest a config error somewhere? rpm says ruby-1.9.3.429-30.fc18.i68 is installed.

posted Jul 6, 2013 by anonymous

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# yum -y update

do *not* use "-y"
what are you doing if due a packaging-error half of the system would be removed?

References to "ruby(release)" seem incomplete. Does this suggest a config error somewhere? rpm says ruby-1.9.3.429-30.fc18.i68 is installed

make a bugreport for "simspark" and ask how this got pushed to satble while even the maintainer did not install the package or he would have noticed the problem

answer Jul 7, 2013 by anonymous
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