Failed update on ImageMagik security patch

As a newbie to the Linux world, I am a bit worried about this. Tried to carry out an update and got this message. Is it possible that I have some underlying problem with the OS?
The --skip-broken tag elicits the same error, whilst the --nobest tag completes without doing anything and the update is flagged as available.
Not sure I should try to uninstall ImageMagik?
A bit worried as I’ve only recently turned this machine into a full production unit.

*Installing package(s) with command /bin/dnf -y update ImageMagick-libs …> *
> Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:02 ago on Wed May 8 18:04:52 2024.
*> Error: *
> Problem: cannot install the best update candidate for package ImageMagick-libs-
> - nothing provides needed by ImageMagick-libs- from epel
> (try to add ‘–skip-broken’ to skip uninstallable packages or ‘–nobest’ to use not only best candidate packages)

OS type and version Rock Linux 9 V.
Webmin version 2.111
Usermin version 2.010

Operating system Rocky Linux 9.3
Webmin version 2.111 Usermin version 2.010

This is not a Webmin question. Webmin has nothing to do with ImageMagick or your OS repositories.

But, someone else asked this same question a day or two ago, and they just needed to do dnf clean all; dnf update

EPEL updated to track 9.4, but Rocky hasn’t got there yet:

Thanks for the message Joe. Aware it’s not a Virtualmin problem. Unlike you, I fear I did not articulate myself as well as I should have. Reason for posting here is I was concerned that the running of Virtualmin may have been compromised by something I was unfamiliar with.

As it turns out, the problem became more severe when the Rocky Linux 9.4 updates were released, but after a bit of patience and drip feeding the update 500 or so packages, I eventually had the issue resolved.

As an aside, the dnf clean and update route didn’t work in this case, but thanks again for you assistance.

Thanks Paul,
After following up on your lead, it appears that I only had to wait until Rocky 9.4 was available.
Now all done. Appreciate the insight

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