Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112847
up2date client lists a package which can't be installed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a laptop running RHEL WS 3.0 with all the updates applied
except the most recent kernel patch.
The RedHat icon always shows as having outstanding patches waiting
(red icon), but the only patch available is a kernel patch which I
can't apply. This appears to be related to this particular patch being
released (which I installed) and then re-released with the same
name/version number, so it is conflicting with itself when I try to
When I load the up2date client, I get a notification that the
following package needs to be updated:
Package Name: kernel
Old Version: 2.4.21-4.0.1E
Size: 6992 kB
When I try to install it, I get an error saying: "Test install failed
because of package conflicts: package kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL is
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This will be tricky to reproduce.. I got into this situtation by
installing the kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL update when it was initially
released and then having the up2date client pick it up again when it
was re-released, but be unable to installed it since it has the same
name/version and thus conflicts with the original release.
For me, I can reproduce it by going into the up2date client and trying
to update the kernel pacakge.
Actual Results: Test install failed because of package conflicts:
package kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL is already installed
Expected Results: Either the package shouldn't be listed in up2date
as needing to be installed or it should install correctly.
Created attachment 96753 [details]
A list of RPMs currently installed on my system
Output from "rpm -qa --last"
I believe the only RPM that wasn't installed with up2date or the initial
installer was the most recent mozilla-mail RPM. Everything else was installed
by default or installed as errata from RHN.
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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information on how this bug is affecting you.