Bug 120255 - up2date not handling renamed package
Summary: up2date not handling renamed package
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: up2date
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-07 12:05 UTC by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-25 21:21:06 UTC

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Description Gene Czarcinski 2004-04-07 12:05:01 UTC
Description of problem:

up2date does not currently handle the situation where a package is
renamed.  This may require something stored on the server to indicate
that the renaming has taken place.

Sometimes it is necessary to rename a package or set of packages.  Two
recent examples are:

1.  XFree86-* was replaced by xorg-x11-*  this was not just a package
renaming but the effect is the same.

2. flac use to consist of flac, flac-devel, and flac-xmms.  This was
recently changed to flac, flac-devel, and xmms-flac with xmms-flac
simply being a renamed flac-xmms.  up2date did not pick this up.

Unless a use knows of the name change (xorg-x11 was obvious but
xmms-flac was not), up2date will give no indication of the change and
the user must handle the updating manually.

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2004-04-07 16:39:54 UTC
This has been included in up2date for a while. If 
a package correctly "obsoletes" the old package
this works. 

As far as I know, this works for yum repos as well.
It seemed to work for me with the xorg example
cases above (as well as s/redhat-config/system-config)
when updating fc2 against rawhide. 

Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2004-04-07 17:08:30 UTC
OK, I just checked the flac.spec file and xmms-flac Obsoletes flac-xmms

Changing to a regular bug report.

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