Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234233
xml-commons-apis is not compatible with the Sun JDK
Last modified: 2014-06-02 09:17:52 EDT
Description of problem:
The upstream Sun JDK rpm has a virtual unversioned provides on xml-commons-apis.
We also have our own package called xml-commons-apis.
Due to certain rpm behaviors, these packages are incompatible.
When our xml-commons-apis package is updated, every other package that provides
xml-commons-apis will be removed (this includes the Sun JDK rpm). This means we
cannot have a package named xml-commons-apis. See
The Sun JDK rpm also unversions its virtual provides of xml-commons-apis. This
means that no package can obsolete xml-commons-apis without removing the Sun
JDK. See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=229791
So we are stuck in a situation in which we need to rename the xml-commons-apis
package without obsoleting xml-commons-apis. But renaming a package requires
obsoleting the old naming to provide a smooth update path.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Any version of package xml-commons-apis
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the Sun JDK
2. Install the xml-commons-apis package
3. Update the xml-commons-apis package
The Sun JDK rpm is removed from the system
The xml-commons-apis package should not remove the JDK package
This will also affect any of the products using xml-commons-apis in RHEL4
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
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