Bug 157151 - FC 4 Updates erase Sun Jdk/Jre
FC 4 Updates erase Sun Jdk/Jre
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
: 156116 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: FC4Blocker
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Reported: 2005-05-07 14:08 EDT by Steve Romero
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:52 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-19 18:10:38 EDT
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2005-05-07 14:08 EDT, Steve Romero
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Description Steve Romero 2005-05-07 14:08:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Several updates from FC4 test have erased rpm installed Sun JRE from the system.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
JRE 1.5

How reproducible:
Install Sun Jre.
Update regularly and check Yum logs.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
Sun Jre erased from system.

Expected results:
Would have expected FC updates to leave this alone.

Additional info:

Note that I did not identify a system component as I'm not certain just what is
causing this.

See attached log files from selected dates when this occured.
Comment 1 Steve Romero 2005-05-07 14:08:28 EDT
Created attachment 114124 [details]
log files from described events
Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2005-05-07 18:33:50 EDT
reassigning to rpm as yum doesn't have any control over implicit obsoletes.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-18 20:56:22 EDT
*** Bug 156116 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-19 16:52:20 EDT
rpm -qp --provides jdk-1_5_0_03-linux-i586.rpm
jre = 1.5.0_03
j2sdk = 1.5.0_03
j2re = 1.5.0_03
jdk = 2000:1.5.0_03-fcs

D: ========== tsorting packages (order, #predecessors, #succesors, tree, depth,
D:     0    0    0    1    1    0   -jdk-1.5.0_03-fcs.i586

  /* On upgrade, erase older packages of same color (if any). */
  mi = rpmtsInitIterator(ts, RPMTAG_PROVIDENAME, rpmteN(p), 0);
Comment 5 Seth Vidal 2005-05-19 17:52:34 EDT

does the problem vanish?

and how many other, weirder problems does it create?
Comment 6 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-19 18:10:38 EDT
This is really the sun package not designed in a way to integrate with the rest
of the java/rpm world (JPackage). JPackage is recognised and used by the major
Linux RPM vendors.

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Work around for you is to use the jpackage style rpm built from the
self-exploding binary (not the sun rpm) - see http://jpackage.org/rebuilding.php

An external howto is here http://www.mksearch.mkdoc.org/howto/jpackage-sun-fc3/

This is the best solution as you get a nicer laid out jdk that plays with the
Fedora java design and implementation (as it's based off JPackage). I'll try and
get something in the release notes about it - (probably "for proprietory JDKs
please use packages JPackage 

Changing rpm to not key off PROVIDENAME at this time for FC4 is not tenable.

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