Bug 2259 - rpm doesn't handle multiple versions of a library well
rpm doesn't handle multiple versions of a library well
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-04-18 23:39 EDT by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-20 15:28:43 EDT
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Description Marc MERLIN 1999-04-18 23:39:19 EDT
This isn't a bug, it's an enhancement request:
moremagic [mc]# rpm -U slang-1.2.2-4.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
        libslang.so.0 is needed by timidity-0.2i-5
        libslang.so.0 is needed by mutt-0.93.2i-1
moremagic [mc]# rpm -q slang

I did purposely do a rpm -i on the new slang so that I could
have both libraries at the same time.
So, I'm currently forced to do the following:
moremagic [mc]# rpm -e slang-1.2.2-3 --nodeps
moremagic [mc]# rpm -i slang-1.2.2-4.i386.rpm

It'd be nice if rpm could figure out that rpm -U
slang-1.2.2-4.i386.rpm, really means to upgrade the package
that also provides libslang.so.1, and leave alone the one
that provides libslang.so.0
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-20 15:28:59 EDT
The complexity that would be introduced into rpm by your update
enhancement request boggles my mind:-). Let's keep it simple:
	rpm -e ...
	rpm -i ...
gets the job done and it's not like you need to type this more
often than every other week or so :-)

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