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Description of problem:
up2date hangs while doing the dependency check if the perl package is
selected. If perl package is not selected, but other packages are,
then up2date completes as normal. This behavior was observed on a new
install of Fedora Core 1 (x86-64 version) on an athlon-64 laptop. The
behavior is very reproducible, but I am can only check it with respect
to the currently available updates. I was able to use up2date to
update every package except for perl.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch up2date
2. select perl by either choosing it specifically or by choosing
"Select all packages"
3. click "forward" button
Actual Results: progress dialog for testing interdepencies appears
but no progress is every made, window is unresponsive and must be killed.
Expected Results: interdepency check completes quickly if perl is not
selected, I expect the same when perl is selected.
I observed this as well. Looking at my web proxy logs, up2date was
trying to download all the .hdr files from download.fedora.redhat.com
(which I haven't seen it do with the i386 architecture).
I eventually decided to try Yum instead, which gave a dependency error
for the xchat package (a dependency on the directory
/usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.1/x86_64-linux-thread-multi which doesn't exist).
By removing the xchat package, the update finished successfully. I
expect that it would have using up2date as well.
By the look of it, this is a bug in the perl package, which provides
/usr/lib64/perl5/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi instead. This problem
has been reported as bug 117646.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 117646 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.