Bug 212796 - Incorrect uses of Obsoletes and Provides in mono
Summary: Incorrect uses of Obsoletes and Provides in mono
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mono
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Xavier Lamien
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FC6Update
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-10-29 06:16 UTC by Kevin Kofler
Modified: 2008-04-04 14:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-04-04 14:23:29 UTC

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Description Kevin Kofler 2006-10-29 06:16:19 UTC
Description of problem:
Mono uses Obsoletes and Provide tags after the %description tag, which show up 
in the description instead of fulfilling their intended use, namely:
Obsoletes:      mono-basic
Provides:       mono-basic
(for mono-core) and:
Obsoletes:      mono-devtools
Provides:       mono-devtools
(for mono-devel).

Moreover, using Obsoletes/Provides for mono-basic is wrong. This is now a 
separate upstream package, so it is not actually included in mono-core. Thus, 
mono-core definitely shouldn't Provide it. The Obsoletes should also be 
versioned (i.e. Obsoletes: mono-basic < so mono-basic can be 
packaged into Extras or similar repositories.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
RPM tags in the description.

Expected results:
RPM tags are interpreted by RPM.

Additional info:

Comment 4 Alexander Larsson 2006-11-08 16:25:57 UTC
So, the mono-devtools thing is a transient and should be removed.
The mono-basic part should just be removed and handled by the extras package.
Fortunately the error in placement makes these not efficient, so this is more of
a cosmetic bug than an actual bug, so no need for an FC6 update.

Comment 5 Alexander Larsson 2006-11-08 16:27:20 UTC
(we should fix it in rawhide of course)

Comment 6 Paul F. Johnson 2007-11-21 12:38:48 UTC
I'll fix it on the next push to 1.2.6 in rawhide

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 04:13:38 UTC
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