Bug 1343764

Summary: dnf reinstall deletes yumdb entry
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Benjamin Xiao <ben.r.xiao>
Component: dnfAssignee: Štěpán Smetana <ssmetana>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 24CC: bugzilla-redhat, devin, jsilhan, mcatanzaro+wrong-account-do-not-cc, mike, mluscon, packaging-team-maint, pnemade, vmukhame
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Description Benjamin Xiao 2016-06-07 21:16:17 UTC
Description of problem:
Doing a dnf reinstall on a package deletes associated yumdb entry in /var/lib/dnf/yumdb. This also has the side effect of deleting its reason file, which prevents dependency packages that have been reinstalled from being autoremoved.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.1.9

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. dnf install ghex. This will install ghex and ghex-libs
2. Notice that there are entries in /var/lib/dnf/yumdb/g for ghex and ghex-libs
3. Do dnf reinstall ghex-libs. Notice that ghex-libs no longer appears in /var/lib/dnf/yumdb/g
4. Do dnf remove ghex. Notice that ghex-libs isn't autoremoved

Actual results:
dnf reinstall deletes yumdb entries of any reinstalled packages and deletes reason file, preventing autoremove from working properly.


Expected results:
dnf reinstall keeps yumdb entry intact

Comment 1 Benjamin Xiao 2016-06-22 19:01:22 UTC
Still present on Fedora 24.

Before dnf reinstall ghex:

$ ls /var/lib/dnf/yumdb/g | grep ghex
74f03c526daa159f5af485e76dd0731ac2d3894b-ghex-libs-3.18.1-1.fc24-x86_64
ecddc226d3eea7fcca991299163410bdf0304748-ghex-3.18.1-1.fc24-x86_64

After dnf reinstall ghex:
$ ls /var/lib/dnf/yumdb/g | grep ghex
74f03c526daa159f5af485e76dd0731ac2d3894b-ghex-libs-3.18.1-1.fc24-x86_64

Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-08 09:33:12 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 3 Štěpán Smetana 2016-07-28 07:37:02 UTC
PR was created: https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/538

Comment 4 Benjamin Xiao 2016-08-03 00:25:10 UTC
I am curious as to how this PR is relevant to this bug. Why would changing last to --last fix the issue of dnf deleting yumdb entries when calling "dnf reinstall <package>"?

Comment 6 Benjamin Xiao 2016-08-03 07:47:57 UTC
Fantastic! Thanks for the fix. I am glad to see all these DNF issues being resolved.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2016-08-18 15:19:51 UTC
dnf-1.1.10-1.fc23 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 23. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-267f843cda

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2016-08-18 15:20:59 UTC
dnf-1.1.10-1.fc25 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 25. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-8caa619a9e

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2016-08-18 15:21:59 UTC
dnf-1.1.10-1.fc24 dnf-plugins-core-0.1.21-3.fc24 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 24. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-878284e0d3

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2016-08-18 16:53:11 UTC
dnf-1.1.10-1.fc25, dnf-plugins-core-0.1.21-4.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 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-2016-8caa619a9e

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2016-08-19 00:22:55 UTC
dnf-1.1.10-1.fc23, dnf-plugins-core-0.1.21-3.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 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-2016-267f843cda

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2016-08-19 00:58:05 UTC
dnf-1.1.10-1.fc24, dnf-plugins-core-0.1.21-3.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 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-2016-878284e0d3

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2016-08-19 19:51:00 UTC
dnf-1.1.10-1.fc24, dnf-plugins-core-0.1.21-3.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2016-08-23 15:20:08 UTC
dnf-1.1.10-1.fc23, dnf-plugins-core-0.1.21-3.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2016-08-27 10:21:11 UTC
dnf-1.1.10-1.fc25, dnf-plugins-core-0.1.21-4.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.