Bug 1561768

Summary: Requires python-smbios, which doesn't exist
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Adam Williamson <awilliam>
Component: firmware-addon-dellAssignee: Michael E Brown <mebrown>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 28CC: gmarr, mebrown, praween.paladugu, redhat, robatino
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Description Adam Williamson 2018-03-28 21:36:39 UTC
firmware-addon-dell requires python-smbios, which no longer exists in F28+. It was turned into python3-smbios (without, apparently, any notification, or even a changelog entry...) in 2.4.1-1.fc28.

Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2018-03-28 21:38:02 UTC
Proposing as a Final blocker, as firmware-addon-dell is on the Server DVD, and thus this violates the Final criterion:

"There must be no errors in any package on the release-blocking images which cause the package to fail to install."

Note we waived a very similar issue for F27 which was discovered late: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1522905

but I've remembered to report this one early enough that we should probably fix it properly this time.

Comment 2 Geoffrey Marr 2018-04-02 17:14:51 UTC
Discussed during the 2018-04-02 blocker review meeting: [1]

The decision to classify this bug as an AcceptedBlocker was made as it violates the following blocker criteria:

"There must be no errors in any package on the release-blocking images which cause the package to fail to install."

We note that removing the package from the DVD would be a sufficient fix.

[1] https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2018-04-02/f28-blocker-review.2018-04-02-16.00.txt

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2018-04-09 18:20:30 UTC
https://pagure.io/fedora-comps/pull-request/254 should render this non-blocking, if merged.

Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2018-04-09 20:25:54 UTC
That's merged, so I'm gonna drop blocker status for this now.

Comment 5 João Carlos Mendes Luís 2018-07-30 17:51:25 UTC
Any news on this?

Comment 6 João Carlos Mendes Luís 2018-07-30 17:53:49 UTC
Duplicate of 1555752 ?

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2018-07-30 18:16:15 UTC
No, it's not a duplicate, though they're somewhat related.

Comment 8 João Carlos Mendes Luís 2018-07-31 00:28:29 UTC
Anyway, I think it will not be solved:


"The recommendation from Dell is to drop it. Other distros have dropped it too" -- Charles Rose, Dell

Somebody told me to use fwupd, instead...

Comment 9 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 21:14:07 UTC
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