Bug 113828 - RPM incorrectly Obsoletes official project RPMs
Summary: RPM incorrectly Obsoletes official project RPMs
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: spamassassin (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2004-01-19 03:01 UTC by Theo Van Dinter
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-01 04:49:12 UTC
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Description Theo Van Dinter 2004-01-19 03:01:44 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm the maintainer of the official SpamAssassin RPMs.  At the moment, the latest version is spamassassin-2.62-1 and perl-Mail-SpamAssassin-2.62-1.  Unfortunately, on my ES3 server, which has the above RPMs installed, "up2date -l" reports that the RedHat spamassassin RPM (spamassassin-2.55-3.1) needs to be installed and it obsoletes perl-Mail-SpamAssassin.

After looking at the RedHat spec file, and discussing the issue on rpm-list@redhat.com, the only suggestion was that I file this bug for the RPM.  From the discussion, it looks like the Obsoletes line ought to limit itself to certain versions of perl-Mail-SpamAssassin.  Right now, it looks like:

Obsoletes: perl-Mail-SpamAssassin

but should be something like:

Obsoletes: perl-Mail-SpamAssassin < %{version}

so that people who install the newer "official" RPMs won't have problems with the RH older version obsoleting incorrectly.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install the official project spamassassin and perl-Mail-SpamAssassin RPMs
2. run "up2date -l"

Additional info:

Comment 2 Mark Leary 2004-04-13 15:45:45 UTC
Another problem with the RedHat release of spamassassin...  Version 
2.55 has a bug wich gives a high score to all messages sent using 
Outlook 2003.  The failed tests are "Forged mail pretending to be 
from MS Outlook" (3.5) and " Message looks like Outlook, but isn't" 
(0.6).  This is fixed in newer versions.

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