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Whenever I try to use DNF to update my system, I always have a collection of packages with broken dependencies.

DNF - Skipping packages with broken dependencies

Since upgrading to Fedora 22, I've been receiving this listing of broken packages, but I never did anything about them, but now that I want to upgrade to Fedora 23, they seem to be causing issues that are preventing me from completing an upgrade.

How can I fix these packages so that the dependencies are not broken? I cannot find anything online that is particularly helpful related to the issue, and I never became comfortable with DNF since Fedora makes it easy to use with old yum commands.

I was able to get more detailed error messages by using sudo yum update --best --allowerasing, although I am unsure of what they mean.

More Detailed Error Messages

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It is not DNF's fault, but yours. The problem is that you have enabled EPEL repositories in Fedora. I don't know why you did that, but I'm quite sure the problems will disappear when you disable them.

  • Thank you. I am not very well-versed in the use of Fedora repositories, so it's quite possible that I would do something like that. – DaveTheMinion Nov 7 '15 at 19:46
  • I think that you should remove the packages installed from EPEL, then disable that repos and reinstall them from Fedora repos. Here is some info about EPEL: fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL. – skytux Nov 7 '15 at 20:23
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If you want to see what the root of the problem is, use "dnf -b" as discussed here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/341334/101059.

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