Bug 1031944 - mandatory packages missing
mandatory packages missing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: comps (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
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Reported: 2013-11-19 03:15 EST by René Genz
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:59 EDT (History)
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Description René Genz 2013-11-19 03:15:25 EST
Description of problem:
For some groups some mandatory packages are not resolvable neither by `yum list` nor `yum install`. Some Packages fail on `yum list` but work just great with `yum install`.

Note: I am not sure if this is correct component to file a bug against.
If I should split up the report to the corresponding packages, I will do so.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install vanilla Fedora 20 BETA
2. open terminal
3. use `yum group info`, `yum list`, `yum install` commands to find broken package connections

Actual results:
The following list contains packages that are not available according to `yum list ${PACKAGE}` and cannot not be resolved by `yum install ${PACKAGE}`

Note: I left out items that failed for `yum list` but were resolved by `yum install`, like:
# sudo yum group info mongodb
There is no installed groups file.

Group: MongoDB
 Group-Id: mongodb
 Description: Scalable high-performance NoSQL database.
 Mandatory Packages:

# sudo yum list mongodb-devel
Error: No matching Packages to list

# sudo yum install mongodb-devel
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libmongodb-devel.x86_64 0:2.4.6-1.fc20 will be installed

The list is sorted by group name. Below the group name the packages are prefixed with "* ".

* extlinux-bootloader
* s390utils-base
* s390utils
* uboot-beaglebone
* uboot-beagle
* uboot-origen
* uboot-panda
* uboot-smdkv310
* uboot-wandboard_dl
* uboot-wandboard_quad
* uboot-wandboard_solo
* yaboot

* xorg-x11-drv-geode
* xorg-x11-drv-omap

* aeolus-all

* ppc64-utils

* eclipse-phpeclipse

* arm-gp2x-linux-binutils
* arm-gp2x-linux-gcc-c++
* arm-gp2x-linux-gcc
* arm-gp2x-linux-glibc
* arm-gp2x-linux-kernel-headers
* arm-gp2x-linux-SDL
* arm-gp2x-linux-zlib
* simulavr

* gnome-specimen

* freeipa-server-strict

* gnome-panel-devel

* checkgmail

* makehuman

* ql2100-firmware
* ql2200-firmware
* ql23xx-firmware

* jboss-as

* libmatenotify

* libreoffice-javafilter
* libreoffice-report-builder

* prelude-lml
* prelude-manager
* prewikka
* sshscan

* bluez-alsa
* ushare

* fedora-package-config-smart

* ksmarttray
* smart
* smart-gui
* tiobench

* xfce4-websearch-plugin

* vdr-wapd

Expected results:
packages should be resolvable OR should not be listed at all

Additional information:
I wrote a script to automate the commands as much as possible. If you are interested in it I can attach it.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2013-11-19 14:37:46 EST
A chunk of these are packages that are architecture-specific. James - does having them missing on other arches but still in comps have any effects on the groups-as-objects code?

The ones that aren't arch specific can be removed, or replaced with the packages that obsolete them.
Comment 3 Warren Togami 2015-05-20 21:13:10 EDT
It might be time to remove xorg-x11-drv-geode from Fedora.  IIRC modern kernels can't even boot on that hardware, and maybe even the userspace compile flags are now incompatible with the instruction set on the processor?
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