Bug 176110 - obscure package naming makes it hard to find missing packages
obscure package naming makes it hard to find missing packages
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tomcat5 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Vivek Lakshmanan
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Reported: 2005-12-19 11:09 EST by John Ellson
Modified: 2008-01-05 08:42 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.5.25
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Last Closed: 2008-01-05 08:42:41 EST
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Description John Ellson 2005-12-19 11:09:44 EST
Description of problem:
Trying to install tomcat5 I get:
   error: Failed dependencies:
        jta is needed by tomcat5-5.0.30-8jpp_6fc.i386

I eventually tracked this down by looking at a system that has everything
blindly installed.  It is provided by:  geronimo-specs-compat-1.0-0.M2.2jpp_4fc.2

Why doesn't tomcat5 refer to a meaningful package name?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
geronimo-specs-compat-1.0-0.M2.2jpp_4fc.2
tomcat5-5.0.30-8jpp_6fc.i386

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -Uvh tomcat5-5.0.30-8jpp_6fc.i386.rpm
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Actual results:
error: Failed dependencies:
     jta is needed by tomcat5-5.0.30-8jpp_6fc.i386

Expected results:
error: Failed dependencies:
     geronimo-specs-compat is needed by tomcat5-5.0.30-8jpp_6fc.i386


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Comment 1 Rahul Sundaram 2005-12-19 11:29:23 EST
A package with version number doesnt look that meaningless to me. What would you
suggest as a alternative?

If you want to install the whole bunch of Java apps you can use yum

# yum groupinstall "Java Development"
Comment 2 John Ellson 2005-12-19 11:33:43 EST
I don't get a reference to a package and version number.  I just get "jta"

I don't wish to use yum.  I want to be able to use just rpm.   If yum
can resolve "jta" to a package with just rpm queries, how does it do it?
Comment 3 Devrim GUNDUZ 2008-01-05 08:42:41 EST
Already fixed in current releases. Closing.

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