Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1474087
python3 3.6.1-8 cannot be updated when python3-docs is installed
Last modified: 2017-07-26 16:58:33 EDT
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
installed: python3-docs-3.6.1-1.fc26.noarch, python3-3.6.1-8.fc26.x86_64
trying to update to: python3-3.6.2-1.fc26
Steps to Reproduce:
1. have python3-docs 3.6.1-1.fc26 and python3-3.6.1-8.fc26 installed
2. try to update python3 to python3-3.6.2-1.fc26
dnf does not update python3, it tells me that there are broken dependencies. When trying the suggested solution, adding `--best --allowerasing` to dnf command line, dnf tries to remove python3-docs.
Update just fine
It looks like either python3-docs must be updated whenever python3 changes its micro version, or the version dependency in https://src.fedoraproject.org/cgit/rpms/python3-docs.git/tree/python3-docs.spec?h=f26#n29 should be more relaxed.
Built the latest versions and it's currently on its way to updates-testing.
Will keep the bugzilla open to track the version dependency issue.
I worked around the repo problem by installing the RPM from Koji.
Does the rebuild fix what is in the repo?
How did all of the python 3.6.2 RPMs except python3-docs make into the
Here is the Koji page for anyone needing the work around.
(In reply to Charalampos Stratakis from comment #1)
> Built the latest versions and it's currently on its way to updates-testing.
Works fine, thanks!
> Will keep the bugzilla open to track the version dependency issue.
It should be as simple as setting the version dependency from "=" to ">=". Python-docs does not hard depend on anything except a browser, as far as I know. Maybe it provides some tools which expect a specific version, but as python has pretty good backwards compatibility, especially on micro versions, having a higher python3 version than python3-docs is, it should be fine.
(In reply to Barry Scott from comment #2)
> I worked around the repo problem by installing the RPM from Koji.
You should now be able to update your computer using dnf or Packagekit or whatever frontend you are using.
> Does the rebuild fix what is in the repo?
The rebuild does not fix anything, as cstratak wrote above. Since the rebuild does provide python3-docs in version 3.6.2, dnf/rpm will no longer complain about missing dependencies and will update python3.
> How did all of the python 3.6.2 RPMs except python3-docs make into the
python3-docs is a separate source package, so it can (and will!) be built at different times than python3.