Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154123
mysql depends on perl-DBD-MySQL and vice versa
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:05:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
You cannot install mysql because it depends on perl-DBD-MySQL, and you cannot
install perl-DBD-MySQL because it depends on mysql!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -i perl-DBD-MySQL
2. rpm -i mysql
Actual Results: Because of a vice-versa-dependency you cannot install mysql and/or perl-DBD-
Expected Results: perl-DBD-MySQL should depend on mysql, but mysql should NOT depend on perl-DBD-
The dependency is actually required, though arguably it is in the wrong
subpackage --- see bug #66349. In the meantime the solution is to install both
*** Bug 154124 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 154125 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in devel tip (4.1.11) --- bug still open for back branches, however.
Why don't you fix it in the stable, too?
The solution to install both packages together might work on a manual
installation, but on a script-driven-installation, where packages are installed
one by one, you will fail.
As I said, the bug is still open.
Fix pushed into RHEL4 with current update; still an open issue for RHEL3.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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if the solution does not work for you.
Will it ever be fixed in RHEL3?
Hm, yes, this bug should have been left open. Thanks for the reminder.
I fear this bug by itself isn't enough to prompt us to turn mysql in RHEL3,
so it will have to wait for something else to come along. But it should be
open in the meantime so I don't forget when there's an opportunity.
REOPENED status has been deprecated. ASSIGNED with keyword of Reopened is preferred.
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