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Bug 149855 - "rpmdb-redhat" suggests obsolete/wrong resolutions and needs update
"rpmdb-redhat" suggests obsolete/wrong resolutions and needs update
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpmdb-redhat (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike McLean
: 109733 145030 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-02-28 07:12 EST by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-06 11:39:55 EST
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Description Joachim Frieben 2005-02-28 07:12:43 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041115 Epiphany/1.4.4

Description of problem:
When trying to install abiword-2.0.12-9 from the FC3 updates, "rpm" notifies about failed dependencies which is pretty normal:

error: Failed dependencies:
        aiksaurus-gtk >= 1.2.1 is needed by abiword-2.0.12-9.i386
        libAiksaurus-1.2.so.0 is needed by abiword-2.0.12-9.i386
        libAiksaurusGTK-1.2.so.0 is needed by abiword-2.0.12-9.i386
        libgda-2.so.1 is needed by abiword-2.0.12-9.i386
        libgnomedb >= 1.0.4 is needed by abiword-2.0.12-9.i386
        libgnomedb-2.so.3 is needed by abiword-2.0.12-9.i386
        libots-1.so.0 is needed by abiword-2.0.12-9.i386
        libwpd-1.so.7 is needed by abiword-2.0.12-9.i386
    Suggested resolutions:

The surprising thing is that libgda-1.0.4-3.rhel4 simply does not exist among the available RHEL4 packages.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install abiword-2.0.12-9.
2. Check error message issued by "rpm".

Actual Results:  "rpm" tells which packages need to be installed to resolve failed dependencies including the not existing "libgda-1.0.4-3.rhel4" package.

Expected Results:  "rpmdb-redhat" should suggest existing packages only. The "libgda-1.0.4-3" does exist (without the "rhel4" suffix though) as part of FC3.

Additional info:

A couple of missing RPMs seem to have been dropped for the final RHEL4 release. As of RHEL4B2 (Nahant), e.g. libgda-1.0.4-3 and libgnomedb-1.0.4 were still part of the "distro".
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2005-03-01 04:20:14 EST
I suspect they were dropped because nothing in RHEL4 depended on them.  Will
have to check into why rpmdb-redhat thinks that the package is included in the
Comment 2 Mike McLean 2005-03-21 16:56:21 EST
*** Bug 145030 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Mike McLean 2005-04-25 16:21:03 EDT
should be fixed in next compose
Comment 5 Dennis Gregorovic 2005-05-01 23:18:59 EDT
*** Bug 109733 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 2006-01-06 11:39:55 EST
Long since fixed or doesn't matter anymore.

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