Bug 219920 - Installation of "mutt" pulls in package from "FE"
Installation of "mutt" pulls in package from "FE"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
: 220551 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-12-16 10:09 EST by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:56 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-16 11:56:52 EST
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Description Joachim Frieben 2006-12-16 10:09:39 EST
Description of problem:
After a fairly minimum install from the "rawhide" tree, I install "mutt"
by means of "yum install mutt". By default, "FC" and "FE" repositories
are enabled. After resolving dependencies, "yum" requires "exim" from
"FE" to be installed as prerequisite of "mutt".
Executing "rpm -e --test exim" after the install returns a message
according to which "/usr/sbin/sendmail" is required by "mutt".
A core package like "mutt" must not depend on a package from "FE". The
dependency should have led to "yum" scheduling "sendmail" or "postfix"
for install. Querying "rpm -qf /usr/sbin/sendmail" instead returns

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform minimum install from the "rawhide" tree.
2. Install "mutt" mail client.
Actual results:
"yum" pulls in "exim-4.63-6.fc7" in order to provide "/usr/sbin/sendmail".

Expected results:
"yum" pulls in "sendmail-8.13.8-3.1" or an alternative package from "FC"
that provides "/usr/sbin/sendmail".

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2006-12-16 11:56:19 EST
3 programs provide /usr/sbin/sendmail

since yum has no way of knowing which of those is better, and no reason to care,
it sorts them using the sort order it's been using for years - shortest package

so exim wins.
Comment 2 Joachim Frieben 2006-12-16 14:50:49 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> 3 programs provide /usr/sbin/sendmail
"yum" should be smart enough to look in "FC" first instead of "FE" and
optionally, in case that various alternatives exist, prompt the user to
make a choice. Your point maybe right for packages within a single
repository, but "FE" is an add-on repository which is by no means
comparable to "FC".
Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2006-12-16 16:05:08 EST
The distinction between fedora extras and fedora core is dissolving in fedora 7.

At which point this doesn't have much meaning.
Comment 4 Miroslav Lichvar 2006-12-22 02:55:33 EST
*** Bug 220551 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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