Bug 186306 - Missing dependencies after install
Missing dependencies after install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-03-22 14:55 EST by Phillip Sorensen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: f7t2
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Last Closed: 2007-03-02 16:36:03 EST
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python script to find packages with no depends (1.22 KB, text/plain)
2006-03-22 14:55 EST, Phillip Sorensen
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Description Phillip Sorensen 2006-03-22 14:55:22 EST
Description of problem:

I have a little python script that I use to find the packages that have no other
packages depending on them.  This allows me to remove unwanted packages and
their dependencies.  Using this this with a number of different installs, I have
found that not all the dependencies are being installed.  

After installing the needed package to resolve the problem, an rpm -e shows that
 the new package is indeed dependent on another package.

Ones I have seem so far:

The default install needed binutils, gettext, and gstreamer-tools to be
installed for all dependencies to be met.

An install with all boxes unchecked (pseudo-minimal) needed ghostscript-fonts.

Another customized install with redhat-lsb selected in the installer needed over
30 packages when I removed and reinstalled with yum

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

Fedora Core 5 released DVD / network install tree

How reproducible:

always, but different packages needed for different installs

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do an install
2. run 'python depys.py' script I attached
Actual results:

script fails until dependencies are met

Expected results:

A list of packages with no packages that depend on them 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Phillip Sorensen 2006-03-22 14:55:23 EST
Created attachment 126499 [details]
python script to find packages with no depends
Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2006-03-22 15:19:03 EST
There is already a script in yum-utils to do this:

package-cleanup --leaves you might want to check that out.

It is probable that the deps are deliberately cut due to whiteout.
Comment 3 Phillip Sorensen 2006-03-22 16:34:55 EST
I tried package-cleanup --problems on a fresh default install.  It came up with
the same results as my script (binutils, openjade, gstreamer-tools).
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2007-02-27 14:45:46 EST
What's the status of this in F7?  Lots of stuff has changed on the anaconda side
of things, comps, and package deps themselves.
Comment 5 Phillip Sorensen 2007-03-02 16:11:25 EST
I just did a default install of Fedora 7 test 2. Both my script and the
package-cleanup utility ran without error.  The bug appears to be fixed. 

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