Bug 204574 - FC5 ships an older device-mapper than FC4, breaks yum upgrade
Summary: FC5 ships an older device-mapper than FC4, breaks yum upgrade
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 208533
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: device-mapper-obsolete   
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Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Alasdair Kergon
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Reported: 2006-08-30 05:16 UTC by Joe Buck
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-29 10:02:58 UTC
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Description Joe Buck 2006-08-30 05:16:08 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm filing this against device-mapper, but it also applies to lvm2.

FC4 updates provides the following two packages:


FC5 provides the following two packages:


See the problem?  This causes breakage when upgrading an FC4 to an FC5

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

See above.

How reproducible:

Anyone trying to upgrade an FC4 system with yum will encounter problems
because of this.

Steps to Reproduce:
"yum upgrade" with an FC4 system; almost everyone will have device-mapper
Actual results:

Lots of conflicts; try to work around them by various combinations of package
removal and re-installation and "rpm --force".  Live with a corrupt RPM database.

Expected results:

A clean upgrade.  Yes, "yum upgrade" works cleanly if package maintainers
are careful to ensure that FCn+1 has versions that rpm/yum considers "newer"
than corresponding packages in FCn.

Additional info:

Please produce new versions of the device-mapper and lvm2 packages that have a
higher version number than any in FC4.  In particular, FC4 seems to have a newer
upstream version of device-mapper than FC5!  Why are you downgrading us?

Comment 1 Johan Kok 2006-09-29 10:02:58 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 208533 ***

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