Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103501
Failed dependencies -report does not contain the cause of problem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
My Red Hat installation contains few non-redhat components. Despite that I feel
that this is a bug in up2date user interface.
Redhat 7.3 with non-RedHat originating Mozilla 1.3 installation
When attempting to run up2date, the system prints out mozilla-related dependency
conflict information. The conflict itself is not a problem since it is related
to a non-RedHat rpm. The problem is that up2date does not report which package
is triggering the situation.
Correct behaviour in my personal opinion:
up2date should also indicate the name of the package that causes a dependency
conflict to show up.
Data of this particular case:
"sudo up2date -u --nox" prints prints out the following:
Fetching package list for channel: redhat-linux-i386-7.3...
Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: redhat-linux-i386-7.3...
Fetching rpm headers...
Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies...
There was a package dependency problem. The message was:
To solve all dependencies for the RPMs you have selected, The following
packages you have marked to exclude would have to be added to the set:
Package Name Reason For Skipping
mozilla-nspr-1.0.2-2.7.3 Pkg name/pattern
Unresolvable chain of dependencies:
mozilla-1.0.2-2.7.3 requires mozilla-nspr = 1.0.2-2.7.3
mozilla-chat-1.3-0_rh7 requires mozilla = 1.3-0_rh7
mozilla-devel-1.3-0_rh7 requires mozilla = 1.3-0_rh7
mozilla-js-debugger-1.3-0_rh7 requires mozilla = 1.3-0_rh7
mozilla-mail-1.3-0_rh7 requires mozilla = 1.3-0_rh7
mozilla-psm-1.3-0_rh7 requires mozilla = 1.3-0_rh7
In this particular case, the problem arises since up2date seems to attempt
upgrading "galeon" -package. This piece of information is missing from the above
printout. It can be obtained only by a "-vv" switch. (excerpt of "up2date -u
--nox -vv" attached)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install redhat-7.3. with at least galeon-1.2.6 and mozilla 1.3 (probably you
shall need src rpm's ). Make sure that no older versions of mozilla are present.
2. run up2date
3. observe the result
Actual Results: up2date fails with dependency conflict. Conflict is related to
Mozilla browser versions 1.0 and 1.3 only.
Expected Results: up2date fails with dependency conflict. Conflict is related
to Mozilla browser versions 1.0 and 1.3 AND galeon-1.2.6.
At least one of
From a quick survey I got the impression that most people around me have at
least few non-RedHat RPM's installed, usually since no redhat version of the
desired sw was around. Naturally Red Hat is not responsible of those packages,
but I feel that up2date should be able to report problems related to those in a
bit better way.
Created attachment 94113 [details]
excerpt of "up2date -u --nox -vv" output
Expected results -field of the bug report should say galeon-1.2.11 instead of
This can happen with Red Hat packages as well, in some odd cases,
so not soley a third party package problem.
I'll take a look at gathering the approriate info and
Any suggestions on what desired output should look like?
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help, and apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point.
I assume that this bug was waiting for a comment from me since the year 2003,
and I was not aware of it - mail filtering problems ?
At the moment I am not using Red Hat and hence cannot know if the bug remains.
If the bug does not exist in new Fedora/RedHat releases, then this bug report
should be closed.
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a
current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable.
Some information on which option may be right for you is available at
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do
want to make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.
If this issue is still present in a current Fedora Core release, please
open a new bug with the relevant information.
Closing as CANTFIX.