zypper patch reports problem with cron package dependencies

In the last try to patch system with “zypper patch” command I got a problem
with package dependencies.

Problem: cron-4.2-9.17.1.x86_64 requires cronie = 1.4.6-, but this requirement cannot be provided
 Solution 1: downgrade of cron-4.2-9.17.1.x86_64 to cron-4.2-9.3.1.x86_64
 Solution 2: do not install patch:cron-4495.noarch
 Solution 3: break cron by ignoring some of its dependencies

I am a new user of Suse and I am not sure, if option 1 is a good choice…
Thanks for the tips.

Personally, I would go with solution 2 (don’t install patch).

There’s another thread on this:
Cron upgrade problem

Hello nrickert, thanks for your answer.
According to what Marcus wrote( in your link), option 1 is at the moment the best solution.
You’re right, I will also not install the patch.

Marcus Meissner 2011-05-07 07:55:36 UTC
the release numbers of “cron” got messed up.
I told the build team already and they will fix it.


Mistake: I thought about option 2, of course.

Have just refreshed my repos.
The problem does not occur more.