Bug 2038838 - install evolution error, some packages alread installed
Summary: install evolution error, some packages alread installed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution-data-server
Version: 35
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Milan Crha
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2022-01-10 09:37 UTC by jpbn
Modified: 2022-11-29 17:37 UTC (History)
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Description jpbn 2022-01-10 09:37:43 UTC
Description of problem:
testing new version of evolution from test repository
Want to install evolution to test 
but error:   Testing changes... Failed to install packages: Error running transaction: package evolution-data-server-langpacks-3.42.3-1.fc35.noarch is already installed
package evolution-data-server-3.42.3-1.fc35.x86_64 is already installed

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How reproducible:
install evolution (fedora 35 gnome)

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Comment 1 Milan Crha 2022-01-10 09:45:45 UTC
Thanks for a bug report. I tried it here as follows and it worked correctly. Could you specify what exactly you've done, please?

I've done this:

$ sudo dnf update evolution --enablerepo=updates-testing
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:17 ago on Mon 10 Jan 2022 10:43:25 AM CET.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                          Arch    Version        Repository        Size
 evolution                        x86_64  3.42.3-1.fc35  updates-testing  3.7 M
 evolution-data-server            x86_64  3.42.3-1.fc35  updates-testing  2.2 M
 evolution-data-server-langpacks  noarch  3.42.3-1.fc35  updates-testing  1.3 M
 evolution-langpacks              noarch  3.42.3-1.fc35  updates-testing  5.5 M

Transaction Summary
Upgrade  4 Packages

Total download size: 13 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:


Comment 2 jpbn 2022-01-10 12:48:11 UTC
I do upgrades testing.
after the fedora-easy-karma command there are two evolution updates (server and server-langpacks) to test.

In a new terminal I give the evolution command, (evolution is not on my machine)
terminal asks me if it should install evolution.
and than the install halts with the error as mentioned.

Comment 3 Milan Crha 2022-01-10 13:28:03 UTC
Okay, thanks. Unfortunately, I hear of the fedora-easy-karma for the first time.

What exact commands are you running, with what arguments, please? Also, how did the evolution-data-server-langpacks get installed on your machine, please?

If you do not use the dnf command directly, or you pass it to install the advisory, then it's a problem of the command you use to install to specify also already installed packages on "the command line" of the dnf, in which case the dnf rejects the install with the error you see.

I can reproduce the error simply by running dnf as:

   $ sudo dnf install evolution-data-server
   Last metadata expiration check: 3:06:58 ago on Mon 10 Jan 2022 11:14:41 AM CET.
   Package evolution-data-server-3.42.3-1.fc35.x86_64 is already installed.
   Dependencies resolved.
   Nothing to do.

When I try to update the package with only the evolution-data-server packages installed, I get a success after running:

   $ sudo dnf update --advisory FEDORA-2022-f90519fad7

which installs (updates) only the evolution packages and nothing else.

Would you mind to revert your negative karma at:
because the problem you face is unrelated to the updated bits, please?

Comment 4 Ben Cotton 2022-11-29 17:37:42 UTC
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