Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11635
problem with dependency handling during install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:27:06 EDT
Discovered this while taking the rhce exam, actually.
I did a custom install, and used Select Individual Packages. I removed most
of the sgml stuff, but apparently missed some. The unresolved deps window
came up, saying that something or other depended on jade. I didn't want to
spend more time on it, so I just let it install what it wanted to satisfy
This didn't work, however. It installed jade, but not sgml-common upon
which jade depends (in fact, it's a prereq). So, the jade package failed to
My guess is that the check-deps code is forgetting to go the extra step of
checking dependency information for the packages it suggests.
I haven't looked at the code though. (I'm not yet proficient in Python.) It
might be relevant to note that this was using the text-based interface.
hmmm ... I tried a base install (no package groups selected) and added jade
individually...when prompted for the dependencies screen (ie jade depends on
sgml-common), I chose "Install to satisfy dependencies" ... upon reboot both
jade and sgml-common were installed ...
please let me know the exact package selection you tried that made this fail,
and we'll try to reproduce it and reopen the issue ... thanks for your report!
Since I was under pressure at the time, I don't have an exact record of what was
installed. I know that the sgml stuff was chosen by whatever components I
picked -- I removed things from the list rather than adding. I'm not sure that
should make a difference, though. I'll see if I can cause it to happen again,
and I'll reopen this if I can.