Bug 1286678 - on dependency error, dnf provides no error message
on dependency error, dnf provides no error message
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2015-11-30 08:34 EST by cornel panceac
Modified: 2016-11-30 04:36 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-11-30 04:36:36 EST
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dnf no error message (4.34 KB, text/plain)
2015-11-30 08:34 EST, cornel panceac
no flags Details
dnf skip no error (1.25 KB, text/plain)
2015-12-10 01:36 EST, cornel panceac
no flags Details

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Description cornel panceac 2015-11-30 08:34:01 EST
Created attachment 1100504 [details]
dnf no error message

Description of problem:
Trying to install 'pipelight', package is not installed and no error is provided. Trying the same thing with yum-deprecated reveals there's a missing dependency.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual results:
no error messages but insstead it says "Dependencies resolved."

Expected results:
dnf reports what the problem is and what is the real outcome of the process.

Additional info:
Comment 1 cornel panceac 2015-12-01 05:52:16 EST
This is working on 

Comment 2 Michal Luscon 2015-12-08 10:07:33 EST
Do you have strict=false in your dnf.conf?
Comment 3 cornel panceac 2015-12-08 13:19:25 EST
Much to my surprise, no. It seems that latest dnf upgrade replaced the file.
But why is this relevant?
Comment 4 Michal Luscon 2015-12-09 05:17:03 EST
Because I can reproduced it only with strict=false. Can you confirm it is still reproducible on your system without strict=false?
Comment 5 cornel panceac 2015-12-10 01:36 EST
Created attachment 1104237 [details]
dnf skip no error
Comment 6 cornel panceac 2015-12-10 01:36:49 EST
I can not reproduce it without strict=false in the dnf configuration file.

# cat /etc/dnf/dnf.conf

# dnf install pipelight
Last metadata expiration check performed 0:42:37 ago on Thu Dec 10 07:48:51 2015.
Error: nothing provides pipelight-selinux needed by pipelight-0.2.8-2.fc22.i686
(try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages)

After adding strict=false, i get the error in the newly attached file (dnf skip no error).
Comment 7 Honza Silhan 2015-12-14 08:31:08 EST
It could print a message which packages was skipped because of conflicts when `strict=false`.
Comment 8 cornel panceac 2015-12-15 00:42:31 EST
For me the problem is i don't see which packages are in conflict.
Comment 9 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-08 05:39:29 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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