Went ahead with the install in VL 5.9 Light.. seems to be working ok without the Dep. but have only used it for a few minutes.
any way it installs ok by ignoring the dependancy issue. This may be confusing to some using Gslapt though. only thing I can guess is that in 5.9 Std. Gnome-vfs is in the ISO but not in the repository. And it's not in the ISO's of 5.9 SOHO and VL light.
Gnome themselves last I had heard was doing away with gnome-vfs as it was causing them problems with their latest release of gnome.
P.S. Thanks for the updated Abiword.