When I run yum update, I receive the following error:

[root@chandru chandru.math]# yum update
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: kdebase-runtime-libs(x86-32) = 4.5.3-3.fc13 for package: kdebase-runtime-4.5.3-3.fc13.i686
---> Package kdebase-runtime-libs.i686 0:4.5.4-1.fc13 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: kdebase-runtime-4.5.3-3.fc13.i686 (@updates)
           Requires: kdebase-runtime-libs(x86-32) = 4.5.3-3.fc13
           Removing: kdebase-runtime-libs-4.5.3-3.fc13.i686 (@updates)
               kdebase-runtime-libs(x86-32) = 4.5.3-3.fc13
           Updated By: kdebase-runtime-libs-4.5.4-1.fc13.i686 (updates)
               kdebase-runtime-libs(x86-32) = 4.5.4-1.fc13
           Available: kdebase-runtime-libs-4.4.2-3.fc13.i686 (fedora)
               kdebase-runtime-libs(x86-32) = 4.4.2-3.fc13
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
** Found 6 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows:
kdebase-runtime-4.5.4-1.fc13.i686 is a duplicate with kdebase-runtime-4.5.3-3.fc13.i686
kdebase-runtime-4.5.4-1.fc13.i686 has missing requires of kdebase-runtime-libs(x86-32) = ('0', '4.5.4', '1.fc13')
kdebase-runtime-flags-4.5.4-1.fc13.noarch is a duplicate with kdebase-runtime-flags-4.5.3-3.fc13.noarch
6:kdelibs-4.5.4-2.fc13.i686 is a duplicate with 6:kdelibs-4.5.3-3.fc13.i686
6:kdelibs-common-4.5.4-2.fc13.i686 is a duplicate with 6:kdelibs-common-4.5.3-3.fc13.i686
phonon-4.4.3-2.fc13.i686 is a duplicate with phonon-4.4.2-1.fc13.i686

Please let me know what to do.

1 Answer 1


I'm not a regular Fedora user but the following is a generic solution I've used in the past.

Try running

$ yum clean all

and then rerunning the yum update command.

  • Worked for me on Centos 6.2 with "UnicodeDecodeError". Thx
    – Deele
    Dec 28, 2011 at 6:54

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