Description of problem:
Update in the current rawhide bumps into the following error:
Running transaction test
Error: Transaction check error:
file /usr/share/man/man4/lirc.4.gz from install of man-pages-4.05-1.fc25.noarch conflicts with file from package lirc-core-0.9.3a-4.fc24.x86_64
and that update transaction bails out
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
A possible workaround for the moment:
rpm -Uvh --replacefiles man-pages-4.05-1.fc25.noarch.rpm
but it would be nice not to have to do that. A corrdination with lirc?
*** Bug 1320294 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
lirc-0.9.3a-4.fc23 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 23. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-4a5e563396
lirc-0.9.3a-4.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-4a5e563396
lirc-0.9.3a-4.fc23 has been pushed to the Fedora 23 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
I just saw this when updating to Fedora 24
Error: Transaction check error:
file /usr/share/man/man4/lirc.4.gz conflicts between attempted installs of man-pages-4.06-2.fc24.noarch and lirc-core-0.9.3a-4.fc24.x86_64
Should I file a new bug report, or can this one be re-opened?
hm... there is a zero-day update to lirc-0.9.4 in f24. Have you applied that?
How can I apply that before upgrading to F24?
I suppose I could remove lirc, upgrade, and then add lirc back, but that doesn't help the next person.
Perhaps a note is needed in the bugs section of the F24 page?
There is also a point fix in f23 which resolves this. The bug will hit anyone which does not update to latest f23 before going for f24 - but is that worth a note? Dunno
I am at
Name : lirc-core
Arch : x86_64
Epoch : 0
Version : 0.9.3a
Release : 4.fc23
already, which I think is up-to-date.
In any case, it looks as if the conflict is between the two F24 packages so what is in installed packages shouldn't matter, unless there is some magic going on.
Yup, you are right. And no magic. The f24 lirc package is broken, breaking an update. The best work-around is probably to remove it before upgrade and then re-install it after. Which indeed needs a note.
Sigh. I should a have made a point fix for f24 as well, didn't realize the upgrade problem - was happy with the zero-day 0.9.4 update.
sudo dnf remove lirc-core
sudo dnf install lirc
appears to get around the problem.
Does this mean, however, that there is something missing from the checks done for a Fedora release? This should have been caught somehow. How can this glitch be brought to the attention of the Fedora people?
*** Bug 1352324 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is STILL an issue when attempting to perform upgrade from F23 to F24 and there is STILL NO published fix other than this note.
The problem is that the release media is what like it is, even after the package is updated. I don't know if there are channels to update the release image. Updating the release image is necessary to fix this bug.
I think the real problem here is that only lirc-drv-iguanaIR-0.9.3a-4.fc24 is available in the "fedora" repository -- but the manpage fix was in 0.9.3a-5, according to the RPM changelog. So if you have lirc-drv-iguanaIR-0.9.3a-4.fc23 installed on F23 (which most people will if they've had lirc installed for a while), the dependencies between packages forces "dnf system-upgrade" to pick 0.9.3a-4 for *all* lirc packages.
If lirc-drv-iguanaIR isn't supposed to exist any more, then the only way out of this mess is to have a later lirc version explicitly Obsolete it. And if it *is* supposed to exist... why aren't new versions of it in the F24 "updates" and "updates-testing" repositories?
>So if you have lirc-drv-iguanaIR-0.9.3a-4.fc23 installed on F23 (which most
> people will if they've had lirc installed for a while), the dependencies
> between packages forces "dnf system-upgrade" to pick 0.9.3a-4 for
> *all* lirc packages.
Most likely not:
$ dnf repoquery -releasever=23 -q --requires lirc-drv-iguanair
lirc-core >= 0.9.4
The iguana driver is just a plugin; it's ok just lirc-core provides the plugin interface ABI (which is stable ). There are no exact version requirements.
As I understand this, the problem is rather that the release media contains the bad version, my point fix didn't make it to the media generation. It was my bad, but I frankly don't know how to deal with it. Perhaps a dnf-based upgrade would avoid this problem, picking the available update in favor of the broken?
BTW: the iguanair plugin is not going away, no way. But for those who doesn't use this hardware it's easy to just uninstall this package.
Oops, looking at that output I see the hard dependencies staring at me, autogenerated. This is plain wrong, they should be filtered away somehow. Thanks for bringing this up!
So, there is an update available for lirc-drv-iguanair at my COPR repo  which generates the correct dependency on lirc-core.
I really need to have this package reviewed.
I have added your COPR repo
# dnf repolist
Last metadata expiration check performed 0:14:28 ago on Sun Sep 4 01:56:49 2016.
leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview Copr repo for lirc-0.9.4-preview owned by leamas 24
Upgraded to the COPR versions of the Fedora 22 rpms
Package Arch Version Repository Size
lirc-doc noarch 0.9.4b-4.fc22 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 1.3 M
lirc-compat x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc22 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 25 k
lirc-config noarch 0.9.4b-4.fc22 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 159 k
lirc-core x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc22 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 420 k
lirc-drv-ftdi x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc22 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 32 k
lirc-drv-portaudio x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc22 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 33 k
lirc-tools-gui x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc22 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 46 k
lirc-drv-iguanaIR x86_64 0.9.2a-3.fc22 @updates 15 k
lirc-drv-irman x86_64 0.5.1-3.fc22 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 15 k
Ran the upgrade
# dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=24 --allowerasing
it selected the COPR variants
lirc-compat x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc24 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 25 k
lirc-config noarch 0.9.4b-4.fc24 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 159 k
lirc-core x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc24 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 416 k
lirc-doc noarch 0.9.4b-4.fc24 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 1.3 M
lirc-drv-ftdi x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc24 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 32 k
lirc-drv-irman x86_64 1:0.5.2-3.fc24 updates 15 k
lirc-drv-portaudio x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc24 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 33 k
lirc-libs x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc24 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 115 k
lirc-tools-gui x86_64 0.9.4b-4.fc24 leamas-lirc-0.9.4-preview 45 k
And it finished with
Download complete! Use 'dnf system-upgrade reboot' to start the upgrade.
The downloaded packages were saved in cache until the next successful transaction.
You can remove cached packages by executing 'dnf clean packages'.
I have yet to run the upgrade
@andrew: Thanks for reporting back! Will push the iguanaIR update, which really is a leftover from the somewhat messy move of several plugins out of lirc.