Bug 515640

Summary: Requires and BuildRequires for gecko-libs should be exact
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Alex Lancaster <alexl>
Component: galeonAssignee: Denis Leroy <denis>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Fixed In Version: 2.0.7-15.fc11 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Alex Lancaster 2009-08-05 05:45:30 UTC
Currently Requires/BuildRequires on gecko-libs for galeon are not exact but use: ">=" greater than or equal to constructs.  This is not correct because it depends on the unstable xulrunner API and even minor version changes require a rebuild, otherwise it is not guaranteed to work.

The ">=" leads to odd situations where a version of galeon that has been rebuilt against a new version of xulrunner can be installed without the corresponding xulrunner package *also* being installed.   This should not happen, galeon should either install only with matching xulrunner, or otherwise fail noisily.  This happened to me using "--skip-broken" option with yum because epiphany-extensions wouldn't install:

yum update

--> Running transaction check
---> Package galeon.i386 0:2.0.7-13.fc10 set to be updated

--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Packages skipped because of dependency problems:
    Miro-2.0.5-3.fc10.i386 from updates
    blam-1.8.5-13.fc10.i386 from updates
    epiphany-2.24.3-9.fc10.i386 from updates
    firefox-3.0.13-1.fc10.i386 from updates
    gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-33.fc10.i386 from updates
    gnome-python2-gtkhtml2-2.19.1-33.fc10.i386 from updates
    gnome-python2-gtkmozembed-2.19.1-33.fc10.i386 from updates
    gnome-python2-gtkspell-2.19.1-33.fc10.i386 from updates
    gnome-python2-libegg-2.19.1-33.fc10.i386 from updates
    gnome-web-photo-0.3-21.fc10.i386 from updates
    xulrunner- from updates
    xulrunner-devel- from updates
    yelp-2.24.0-12.fc10.i386 from updates

Note that the new version galeon of galeon will be updated, but the corresponding xulrunner is skipped.  I would expect that galeon also be skipped in this case, but successfully installs.

Solution is to make all ">=" in R/BR into equalities "=" and use the full exact version of gecko-libs, e.g. "" , not just the major and minor version "1.9" as do other packages such as Miro.

Note that although I reported this against F-10, the inequality problem is also present in F-11 and rawhide.

Comment 1 Denis Leroy 2009-09-23 07:34:51 UTC
Fixed in next build.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2009-09-23 07:56:17 UTC
galeon-2.0.7-15.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-10-03 19:13:00 UTC
galeon-2.0.7-15.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.