Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 204574
FC5 ships an older device-mapper than FC4, breaks yum upgrade
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:41 EST
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):
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
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.
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.
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?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 208533 ***