Bug 1293050 - file /etc/mono/config conflicts between attempted installs of mono-core-4.0.5-1.fc23.i686 and mono-core-4.0.5-1.fc23.x86_64
file /etc/mono/config conflicts between attempted installs of mono-core-4.0.5...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mono (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Xavier Lamien
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Reported: 2015-12-19 12:23 EST by Leszek Matok
Modified: 2017-08-08 08:34 EDT (History)
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dnf update mono\* output (1.74 KB, text/plain)
2015-12-19 12:23 EST, Leszek Matok
no flags Details
yum-deprecated update mono\* output (6.40 KB, text/plain)
2015-12-19 12:25 EST, Leszek Matok
no flags Details

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Description Leszek Matok 2015-12-19 12:23:02 EST
My Fedora 23 can't receive updates with dnf AT ALL.

"dnf update" breaks on the error from the title.

Problem is, it tries to install two conflicting arch versions of mono for whatever reason.

YUM does NOT have this problem.

I'll attach output of both in a second.

This is actually pretty critical, as a "standard user's" Fedora can't receive any updates at all in such situation (this one was waiting for me to use yum before it could install 620 other updates).
Comment 1 Leszek Matok 2015-12-19 12:23 EST
Created attachment 1107767 [details]
dnf update mono\* output
Comment 2 Leszek Matok 2015-12-19 12:25 EST
Created attachment 1107768 [details]
yum-deprecated update mono\* output
Comment 3 Honza Silhan 2015-12-23 08:50:42 EST
We should investigate why depsolver wants to pull in mono-core.x86_64. Anyway these packages should not IMO conflicts with each other. Fedora support multiple architecture installation.
Comment 4 Leszek Matok 2015-12-24 10:26:26 EST
Neither of us has actual need to have two arch versions of Mono installed in parallel, so why would we demand this from Mono maintainers?

At the same time, yum never did this on upgrades, so it's probably dnf/libresolv regression (OR a yum bug that mono depended on for years :)). Either way, it can break upgrades (as it did for that machine) and should be taken very seriously.
Comment 5 Leszek Matok 2016-06-26 06:10:33 EDT
Now "fedup download" refuses to work...

Transaction Summary
Install     103 Packages
Upgrade    2802 Packages
Remove        5 Packages
Downgrade    10 Packages

Total size: 3.2 G
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
The downloaded packages were saved in cache until the next successful transaction.
You can remove cached packages by executing 'dnf clean packages'.
Error: Transaction check error:
  file /etc/mono/config conflicts between attempted installs of mono-core-4.2.4-1.fc24.i686 and mono-core-4.2.4-1.fc24.x86_64

Error Summary

AGAIN, no problem with:
yum-deprecated --releasever=24 update mono-core

And this time situation is worse because Fedora 24's marketing praised the new purely graphical method to upgrade the system. Guess how the target audience of that tool will deal with this situation (install Ubuntu).
Comment 6 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-08 05:40:26 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 7 Igor Gnatenko 2016-07-21 10:19:34 EDT
It is definitely bug in mono, not in DNF.
Comment 8 Timotheus Pokorra 2016-07-21 14:31:40 EDT
@Leszek: how can I reproduce this situation?

Somehow I need the 32 bit version of mono-core, and the rest all from 64 bit.

dnf install mono-core-4.0.4-1.fc23.i686
does not work, it wants to install both the i686 and x86_64 version, and shows similar errors as you describe during the upgrade.

yum-deprecated install mono-core-4.0.4-1.fc23.i686
also does not work, Error:  Multilib version problems found

so the question is, how did you get to that situation?

I wonder if you have upgraded from Fedora 22, with the ancient Mono installed?

Would this work, to completely remove mono, and then install it fresh again?

If there is a reproducible test case, I can try to fix it. But otherwise I have no idea.
Comment 9 Leszek Matok 2016-11-22 03:00:23 EST
Hi Timotheus,

That system has been upgraded to every release since F19, but you don't need to upgrade anything, or even use anything other than dnf to reproduce.

Steps to reproduce on clean F23:
dnf install mono-core.i686         (will install only i686 mono-core, MAGIC)
(OPTIONAL) dnf downgrade mono-core (just see what it tries to do!)
dnf downgrade mono-\*              (MORE MAGIC)
dnf update                         (this breaks)

dnf still happily installs i686 mono, even though it will then be impossible to upgrade. This is what this bug is about.

The optional step is probably one more manifestation of the same issue - you ask it to downgrade one package, but instead, this also tries to install x86_64 build, and in a new version :)

Then there's the "more magic" step which actually works correctly (doesn't try to bring in the x86-64 version).

Whatever problems the mono packaging might have, there certainly IS an issue with dnf - the resolver behaves differently when installing, differently when downgrading, and differently when upgrading a package. Yum, on the other hand, is consistent, it can upgrade what it allowed to be installed :)
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