Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109970
LTC5294-redhat-config-packages doesn't allow removal of 'standard' packages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
The following has be reported by IBM LTC:
redhat-config-packages doesn't allow removal of 'standard' packages
Hardware Environment: iSeries 64bit
Software Environment: RHEL 3 GA - redhat-config-packages
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start redhat-config-packages
2. Attempt to remove the 'Office/Productivity' package group. (This
is just an
example group. The problem can be recreated with a number of other
3. It will complain that the kdepim package (part of the office and
productivity package group) is required by kdenetwork
4. Go to the 'KDE Desktop Environment' package group and note that
the 'kdenetwork' package is a 'standard' package.
5. Attempt to remove the package to resolve the dependency issue.
Because the 'kdenetwork' package is a 'standard' package I am unable
it. I would have to remove the whole 'KDE Desktop Environment' group
this package. At this point I run into many more standard
require various packages. In short, it is nearly impossible to remove
packages and package groups.
I expect to be able to remove any packages that require the one I am
to remove. I want to be able to remove a package and any associated
applications that are affected.
Bug 5293 is related to this problem. I am marking it as a
dependent.Glen / Greg / Mark,
Please report problem to RedHat. Mike Ranweiler says to push this
Internal RFE bug #112184 entered - will be looked at for future releases.
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com 2004-01-06 03:39 -------
Based on Red Hat's comment above, set the resolution of this bug to
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-01-21 11:36 -------
Problem still exists, as expected in RHEL 3 QU1
----- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2004-01-23 09:37 -------
Mark / Glen - can you find out from Red Hat what future release this will
be fixed ? THanks.
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-01-30 15:50 -------
I've put this on the RHEL3 Update3 list as a Sev 1.
----- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2004-03-26 07:32 -------
Red Hat reported that this will be fixed in the upcoming RHEL3 U2.
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-04-13 19:53 -------
Ray - you or Joe please attempt to verify Thanks.
----- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2004-04-21 18:15 -------
Attempted with RHEL3 QU2, removed the office/productivity group (and other
groups). And was prompted with "Package not found error" for kdepim (required
by kdenetwork). The kdepim package is in the KDE Desktop Environment group
now. So I added the kdepim package and got past this dependency problem.
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-04-21 18:16 -------
This should be much better in pirut in RHEL5