Bug 164743

Summary: 'X specifies multiple packages' could be more helpful
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ed Avis <ed>
Component: rpmAssignee: Panu Matilainen <pmatilai>
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Description Ed Avis 2005-07-31 11:25:25 UTC
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Description of problem:
Sometimes rpm complains that the package name you gave on the command line is ambiguous, when two packages of the same name are installed.  For example

% rpm --test --erase glibc --nodeps
error: "glibc" specifies multiple packages

It would be more helpful to list the packages it specifies, e.g.

error: "glibc" specifies multiple packages:

This makes it clear how you can specify which one you want.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm command line as in the description

Actual Results:  'specifies multiple packages' error

Expected Results:  I would like it to give the error but also a list of packages that matched.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 11:45:21 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?


Comment 2 Ed Avis 2007-01-26 10:29:20 UTC
I believe this bug report relates to rpm itself and not to Fedora.  In the old
days the 'upstream' bug tracker for rpm was on Red Hat's bugzilla.  There was
some discussion about finding a new home for rpm development, and I don't know
what is the right place to report rpm bugs now.

Nonetheless, I will check that I can reproduce this on FC6.

Comment 3 Ed Avis 2007-04-19 21:55:37 UTC
Confirmed reproducible on FC7 test 2.

Note, this is intended to be a bug against rpm.  If Red Hat's bugzilla database
is no longer the right place for these (as it used to be in the old days when
jbj was maintaining rpm) then please point me to the correct upstream location
for reporting rpm bugs.

Comment 4 Michael Jennings (KainX) 2007-04-20 02:14:41 UTC
Don't worry; jbj still watches this Bugzilla.  You didn't include a patch,
though, so maybe he's got higher priority work at the moment.

I like the RFE though.


Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-21 05:20:36 UTC
User pnasrat's account has been closed

Comment 6 Panu Matilainen 2007-08-22 06:33:46 UTC
Reassigning to owner after bugzilla made a mess, sorry about the noise...

Comment 7 Panu Matilainen 2007-10-25 13:37:34 UTC
Moving to devel as FC4 is very much EOL

Comment 8 Ed Avis 2008-03-04 15:54:21 UTC
Updating version to Fedora 7 as per comment #3.

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Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:10:48 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
are closing this bug. 

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version 
of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 11 Panu Matilainen 2008-09-18 07:33:09 UTC
FWIW, this got just fixed upstream while fixing something else in the surrounding code.