Bug 1293067

Summary: RFE: dnf suggests --allowerasing even when it cannot help
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Zbigniew JÄ™drzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek>
Component: dnfAssignee: rpm-software-management
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: rawhideCC: jmracek, mluscon, packaging-team-maint, pnemade, vmukhame
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Fixed In Version: dnf-2.5.0-2.fc26 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2017-06-09 19:06:06 UTC Type: Bug
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Description Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2015-12-19 20:27:36 UTC
Description of problem:
$ sudo dnf install ./x86_64/quantum-espresso-5.2.1-3.fc24.x86_64.rpm
Last metadata expiration check performed 0:02:14 ago on Sat Dec 19 15:20:51 2015.
Error: nothing provides quantum-espresso-common = 5.2.1-3.fc24 needed by quantum-espresso-5.2.1-3.fc24.x86_64
(try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages)

I'm trying to install a package which is missing provides. Since the missing requirement comes from a new package, it is obvious that erasing a different package cannot help. It would be great if dnf would notice that there are no conflicting packages and not print the hint about --allowerasing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
dnf-1.1.4-2.fc23.noarch

Comment 1 Honza Silhan 2015-12-23 13:35:36 UTC
Thanks for the report, it should be displayed only in case of conflict error.

Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-08 09:24:48 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 3 Jaroslav Mracek 2017-04-10 13:18:38 UTC
I create huge refactor of problems report https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/782. Hope that it helps.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2017-05-22 12:40:40 UTC
dnf-plugins-extras-2.0.1-1.fc26 dnf-plugins-core-2.1.0-1.fc26 libdnf-0.9.0-1.fc26 dnf-2.5.0-1.fc26 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 26. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-92e5a01da8

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2017-05-22 16:39:58 UTC
dnf-2.5.0-1.fc26, dnf-plugins-core-2.1.0-1.fc26, dnf-plugins-extras-2.0.1-1.fc26, libdnf-0.9.0-1.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-92e5a01da8

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2017-05-24 08:31:47 UTC
dnf-2.5.0-1.fc26 dnf-plugins-core-2.1.0-1.fc26 dnf-plugins-extras-2.0.1-1.fc26 dnfdaemon-0.3.17-3.fc26 libdnf-0.9.0-1.fc26 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 26. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-92e5a01da8

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2017-05-24 14:33:01 UTC
dnf-2.5.0-2.fc26 dnf-plugins-core-2.1.0-1.fc26 dnf-plugins-extras-2.0.1-1.fc26 dnfdaemon-0.3.18-1.fc26 libdnf-0.9.0-1.fc26 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 26. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-92e5a01da8

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2017-05-25 19:17:28 UTC
dnf-2.5.0-2.fc26, dnf-plugins-core-2.1.0-1.fc26, dnf-plugins-extras-2.0.1-1.fc26, dnfdaemon-0.3.18-2.fc26, libdnf-0.9.0-1.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-92e5a01da8

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2017-06-09 19:06:06 UTC
dnf-2.5.0-2.fc26, dnf-plugins-core-2.1.0-1.fc26, dnf-plugins-extras-2.0.1-1.fc26, dnfdaemon-0.3.18-2.fc26, libdnf-0.9.0-1.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.