So why am I writing about it, well, read on…
I had written recently about my upgrading from Fedora Core 1 to Fedora Core 6, and one major, annoying issue I encountered was with the yum updates.
I encountered approximately 5 conflicts and about 2 dependency errors. I believe it was with php-do and php and some elib libraries. I know, I know. You’re thinking, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” right? Well, unfortunately, I can only take so much of that.
So, with the mission at hand, I started googling for fixes and finally found a thread about yumex. I yum installed it, went into init 5 (I run init 3 by default), vnc‘ed into my box and run it.
After having used it, I strongly recommend you give it a try, especially if you have problems updating via a terminal window.
What yumex gives you is the freedom to update only certain packages via a click-and-process method; for example to fix my problem, I updated 15-20 packages at a time, continuously went through the list until I came across the offending package. I then took care of problematic ones one-by-one.
Pretty cool, ey…All you need to complete this process is patience and a book. =0)