Bug 1472991 - grass fails to install on fc26
grass fails to install on fc26
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grass (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Devrim Gündüz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-07-19 14:50 EDT by John Freed
Modified: 2018-01-28 10:42 EST (History)
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Description John Freed 2017-07-19 14:50:28 EDT
Description of problem: grass-7.0.4-7.fc26.x86_64 will not install

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 7.0.4-7

How reproducible: sudo dnf install grass --allowerasing

Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo dnf install grass
2. sudo dnf install grass --allowerasing

Actual results: 
error: Failed dependencies:
	libboost_program_options.so.1.60.0()(64bit) is needed by grass-7.0.4-7.fc26.x86_64
	libboost_system.so.1.60.0()(64bit) is needed by grass-7.0.4-7.fc26.x86_64
	libboost_thread.so.1.60.0()(64bit) is needed by grass-7.0.4-7.fc26.x86_64

Expected results: installs

Additional info: see also bug #1409006 Comment #4

The problem appears to be that boost is at version 63 while this version of grass insists on version 60 and does not allow higher versions. For example, FC24 includes boost-program-options-1.63.0-5.fc26.x86_64

Workaround is to download grass and force-install using rpm -ivh --nodeps grass-7.0.4-7.fc26.x86_64
Comment 1 markusN 2017-09-06 16:13:19 EDT
FYI - I made a GRASS GIS 7.2 package here with updated SPEC file:


It does not show the problem reported above.
Comment 2 markusN 2017-09-16 12:47:04 EDT
Likely addressed in bug #1492350
Comment 3 markusN 2018-01-16 15:15:16 EST
A new GRASS GIS SPEC file is available:

- grass.spec
- grass_unversioned.spec

I have built and tested a binary package on COPR:

Tested on EPEL, F26 and F27.
Comment 4 markusN 2018-01-28 10:42:38 EST
New GRASS GIS 7.4.0 RPM submitted for review in bug #1539116 which solves this bug.

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