Bug 1127210 - mysql55-mysql-server's dependency on perl-DBD-MySQL does allow to uninstall unsupported mysql-5.0
Summary: mysql55-mysql-server's dependency on perl-DBD-MySQL does allow to uninstall u...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mysql55-mysql
Version: 5.11
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Honza Horak
QA Contact: qe-baseos-daemons
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Reported: 2014-08-06 11:50 UTC by Honza Horak
Modified: 2014-08-06 12:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-08-06 12:05:44 UTC

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Description Honza Horak 2014-08-06 11:50:30 UTC
Description of problem:
mysql55-mysql-server requires perl-DBD-MySQL (probably because mysqlhotcopy), which in turn requires mysql-5.0, that is no maintained any more by upstream.

We need to find out if there is no other utility that would require it, since we could then use a work-around with `rpm --nodeps` to get rid of unsupported mysql-5.0 (upstream does not support this version any more). 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install mysql55-mysql-server
2. yum remove mysql

Actual results:
mysql55-mysql-server is uninstalled

Expected results:
mysql55-mysql-server remains

Additional info:
Please, notice that this bug probably won't be solved by any update, since RHEL-5 is in a late stage, but might server for documentation purposes.

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-08-06 12:05:44 UTC
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