Yum Update Fails with Unresolved Dependency Errors on RedHat EL 5

I was trying to update some of my RedHat EL 5 servers to the latest updates by running:

yum update

Unfortunately, I kept running into unresolved dependency errors like these:

--> Missing Dependency: libebook-1.2.so.9 is needed by package 1:control-center-2.16.0-16.el5.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: libecal-1.2.so.7 is needed by package gnome-panel-2.16.1-7.el5.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: ghostscript is needed by package ghostscript-fonts-5.50-13.1.1.noarch (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: ghostscript is needed by package libgnomeprint22-2.12.1-10.el5.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: libebook-1.2.so.9 is needed by package 1:control-center-2.16.0-16.el5.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: libgs.so.8 is needed by package ImageMagick-6.2.8.0-4.el5_1.1.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: libebook-1.2.so.9 is needed by package gnome-panel-2.16.1-7.el5.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: libedataserver-1.2.so.7 is needed by package 1:control-center-2.16.0-16.el5.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: libedataserverui-1.2.so.8 is needed by package gnome-panel-2.16.1-7.el5.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: evolution-data-server >= 1.1.4 is needed by package gnome-panel-2.16.1-7.el5.i386 (installed)
Error: Missing Dependency: libedataserver-1.2.so.7 is needed by package gnome-panel-2.16.1-7.el5.i386 (installed)

Turns out the resolution was simple. All you need to do is clean out the yum dbcache with the following command:

yum clean dbcache

Then, re-run the yum update command. If that does not work, try running the command:

yum clean all

That should take care of these dependency errors.

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