Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 226803
Error: uw-imap-devel conflicts with libc-client-devel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:56 EST
Description of problem:
When I tried to install uw-imap-devel, I found out that I already had a previous
version installed because I got the message in the summary. It turns out that I
had the libc-client-devel package installed from FC5. Shouldn't uw-imap-devel
in fc6 be obsoleting libc-client-devel from fc5? Or is this due to an explicit
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Instal FC5 with libc-client-devel
2.Upgrade to FC6
3.Type "yum install uw-imap-devel"
I get the error in the summary
I would expect the libc-client-devel to get upgraded to uw-imap-devel
These two packages contain essentially the same files. (uw-imap-devel does not
have documentation but contains two additional include files.) I do have have a
cvs account. Would anyone mind if I went in and fixed this myself? (Of course,
I don't know if I have the appropriate write access privileges for this package. ;-)
John, please WHAT do you wan't to fix at two (nearly) identical packages
providing the same stuff? Personally, I would wait for Rex as he is the package
maintainer and your request is just a few days old.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 222486 ***
Oops, different. Reopening.
Yeah, as it is now libc-client-devel and uw-imap-devel pretty much
include/provide *exactly* the same thing, just different versions of it, hence
the existing explict Conflicts (not ideal, I admit)
As it is now, CANTFIX/WONTFIX is appropriate (without major work anyway, which
I'd argue simply isn't worth it).
For F7, these two items will be merged and co-maintained,
and life will be good.