Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166754
Spec conflicts python older and newer, which is bad
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:06:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
postgresql-python is the bane of my existence. Whether it's in RHEL or Fedora or the Legacy stuff. It is the only package out there that Conflicts with an earlier and later version of python.
Why does it conflict python?
That's got to be the most bizarre decision.
But, damage has been done. Not even sure how I am going to rectify this as I try to provide multiple versions of python on the same distro.
Please, nuke this line out of the spec for FC5+ and RHEL5+. Maybe by then I can toss the burden of repackaging postgresql just to take that line out so that depsolvers like yum get passed it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all, like redhat 7.3 on
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cvs co postgresql
2. vim postgresql/postgreql.spec
3. search for Conflicts
I checked with some folks who remember, and it seems this hack was needed for something-or-other
back around the Red Hat 2.0 time frame. I agree there's no apparent need for it now. Will yank it next
time there's an opportunity for a respin.
Done in postgresql-8.0.4-2.FC4.1.