Description of problem:
yum would not update gcc-java due to the lack of the file:
I had to install eclipse-ecj before gcc-java and gcc would update.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. uninstall eclipse-ecj
2. update gcc (and gcc-java)
It is completely intentional that gcc-java now depends on eclipse-ecj.jar.
My point is that yum wasn't pulling in eclipse-ecj.jar. gcc was failing to
updated because of a dependency on /usr/share/java/eclipse-ecj.jar.
I've hit this recently on Fedora 7 install, and F7 updates have stalled for
about two weeks because this dependency isn't satisfied properly in yum.
One potential source of problem may have been that it seems I had an old version
of eclipse-ecj rpm (3.2.2-14.fc7) sitting on /var/cache/yum/fedora/packages
directory for some reason (maybe from an older update attempt). I wonder if
that was messing up the update for some reason. After manually installing it
and rerunning yum update, the first thing yum did was download eclipse-ecj
I think this is a problem so re-opening.
What version of yum do you have installed?
It's impossible to say for sure because yum was upgraded in the same ago, but if
I'd have to guess, I'd say it was 3.2.2 because I recall that was the
next-to-latest yum update that was pushed to updates/updates-testing.
okay - this was most likely a file lookup problem in 3.2.2. I've recently tested
non-primary-file-dep look ups and found them working properly. If you find a
problem in yum 3.2.8 or above please file a new bug.