openSUSE 13.2 update/dependency problem


I’m having a problem applying an update to my openSUSE 13.2 (32-bit) system.This morning I received an alert telling me that there are 38 updates to be applied. When I click on the install button, a “Dependency resolution failed - Plasma Desktop Shell” dialog appears with the following text.

“A package dependency could not be found.
More information is available in the detailed report.”

When I click this dialog’s “Details” button, the following text is revealed.

“phonon4qt5-backend-vlc-0.8.2-2.11.2.i586 conflicts with vlc-noX > 2.1.99
provided by vlc-noX-2.2.2-3.3.i586”

As neither “phonon4qt5-backend…” nor either of the “vlc-noX…” dependencies are mentioned in the list of updates to be applied, how do I break this dependency deadlock ?

Any help that you can give with this would be very much appreciated.

Best regards,


Uninstall phonon4qt5-backend-vlc or switch it to Packman’s version.

The one included in openSUSE 13.2’s standard repos (which you apparently have installed, because it is going to be updated) does not work with Packman’s newer VLC, and might even cause crashes. Therefore we added this conflict so that people finally stop filing bug reports about this at (there are over 100 duplicates already, I estimate). And that conflict is the whole point of this update, there are no other changes.

See also:

Good afternoon wolfi323,

Thanks for the swift reply. Using Yast to delete the conflicting file did allow me to apply a large (39 files) update without any further problems.

Thanks again for the help.

Best regards,