Fedora 14 - "Sane Backends" intefering with Software Update

Running the Update Software utility from Fedora 14 was giving me some conflicts and error messages related to Sane Backends which has to do with scanning, digital cameras etc.

This looks to be Red Hat Bugzilla - 749083. The error messages look like

"Transaction error: could not add package update for


The fix is easy

       sudo yum update --obsoletes

The explanation (from Bugzilla) is that "The problem was that sane-backends-libs-gphoto2
has been obsoleted by the new package sane-backends-drivers-cameras,
but it looks like Software Update didn't deal with this."


Anonymous said…
thx very much ^^
Anonymous said…
new to fedora.. goto terminal and change to root before executing this command (su -) ..many thanks.
SteveF said…
I could not get it to work, I get the error:
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves
Adding en_US to language list
http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/luya/gimp/fedora-14/repodata/repomd.xml: [Error 14] HTTP Error 404 : http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/luya/gimp/fedora-14/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora-gimp. Please verify its path and try again

Any suggestions on how to fix or a workaround?
John Glotzer said…
Two things SteveF - Fedora 14 no longer really supported so the longer you stick with it probably the more issues you will run into. Secondly, try --disablerepo=fedora-gimp as option to yum?

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