Bug 1365593 - dnf: misleading error message when trying to "upgrade" src.rpm
dnf: misleading error message when trying to "upgrade" src.rpm
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Štěpán Smetana
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-08-09 11:51 EDT by Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
Modified: 2016-10-04 14:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-10-04 14:06:22 EDT
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Description Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2016-08-09 11:51:20 EDT
Description of problem:
I was installing some rpms using a wildcard, and saw the message
"Package … not installed, cannot update it.", even though the package
was clearly present. It is because dnf warns about the source package
without giving any hint that it is a source package.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
dnf-1.1.9-2.fc24.noarch

Actual results:
$ sudo dnf upgrade /var/lib/mock/fedora-24-x86_64/result/systemd-229-11.fc24.src.rpm
Package systemd not installed, cannot update it.

Expected results:
$ sudo dnf upgrade /var/lib/mock/fedora-24-x86_64/result/systemd-229-11.fc24.src.rpm
Package /var/lib/mock/fedora-24-x86_64/result/systemd-229-11.fc24.src.rpm is a source package and cannot be updated, ignoring.
Comment 1 Igor Gnatenko 2016-08-09 13:06:16 EDT
totally agree
Comment 2 Štěpán Smetana 2016-08-11 12:05:03 EDT
Created PR: https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/560

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