Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120255
up2date not handling renamed package
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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.
This has been included in up2date for a while. If
a package correctly "obsoletes" the old package
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.
OK, I just checked the flac.spec file and xmms-flac Obsoletes flac-xmms
Changing to a regular bug report.