Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21881
rpm dependency problems when rpms fail to install.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:09 EDT
If you try and install 2 RPMS, let's say x.rpm and y.rpm and y depends on x
then you might use the command:
rpm -i x.rpm y.rpm
However, if installation of x fails (in the tested case it failed due to an
error in the pre installation script) then y is still installed. You then
have package y installed, but it's dependency x isn't.
Yup, that's the behavior that is implemented to the best of my knowledge.
A "fix" is non-trivial, and is gonna take a while, so I'm marking as Deferred.
Detecting all %pre failures before any
package is installed would be very nice to
do, but cannot be done without reworking
rpm's install state machine. Not gonna happen
soon, may never happen.