Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123977
Installer returns error when installing packages which require other packages to be installed
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a basic Fedora Core 2 installation without server packages
installed. I wanted to install PostgreSQL after finding and choosing
the package (under SQL-databases) and clicking "update" I got a
messagebox sayning that I needed to install a bunch of packages before
PostgreSQL could be installed.
I am not complaining about dependencies but about the fact that the
system only says which packages are required. It should, instead of
just displaying these, have asked me whether I wanted to install them now.
As it is now, I have to manually find all the packages which are
required (which is also hard because the is no packagesearch
functionality in Fedora Core as in e.g. SuSE).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core without any server or database packages.
2. Try to install PostgreSQL.
3. Observe the messagebox sayning that you need a lot of packages.
Actual Results: I have to find the packages I need, and install them
Expected Results: The system should have said something like:
"To install PostgreSQL I also need to install the following packages:
Is the OK
YES - NO"
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
This report is filed against a product which is no longer supported. It is very
likely that the problem is resolved in the current version of Fedora Core or
scheduled to be resolved with the new system-config-packages scheduled to land
in Fedora Core 5.