Bug 241567 - RPM packages header bug
Summary: RPM packages header bug
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpmdb-redhat (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6
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Assignee: David Cantrell
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Reported: 2007-05-28 07:56 UTC by Felix Luk
Modified: 2013-01-10 01:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-27 12:57:08 UTC
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Description Felix Luk 2007-05-28 07:56:56 UTC
Description of problem: When I run 'yum update' I get a list of dependency errors

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run 'yum update'
2. Errors appear
Actual results: Errors appear

Error: Missing Dependency: gnome-python2 = 2.16.0-1.fc6 is needed by package
Error: Missing Dependency: gnome-python2-extras = 2.14.2-4.fc6 is needed by
package gnome-python2-libegg
Error: Missing Dependency: gnome-python2 = 2.16.0-1.fc6 is needed by package
Error: Missing Dependency: gnome-python2 = 2.16.0-1.fc6 is needed by package
Error: Missing Dependency: yum = 3.0-6 is needed by package yum-updatesd

However when I search for the required packages (gnome-python2-2.16.0-1.fc6 and
yum-3.06) are installed on my computer. I think this is a bug with rpm package
headers but I could not find the "Fedora infrastructure" area to report.

Expected results: Update successful

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2007-05-29 10:48:05 UTC
Is this an x86_64 machine?  Can you do "rpm -q gnome-python2.i386" and "rpm -q
gnome-python2.x86_64" ?

Comment 2 Felix Luk 2007-05-30 08:00:48 UTC
Yes, this is an AMD Athlon box, but I am running ia32 FC6 only.

The reply for "rpm -q gnome-python2.i386":

The reply for "rpm -q gnome-python2.x86_64" is nothing

Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2007-05-30 13:07:21 UTC
Ok, so this isn't a multilib issue.  I'll look into this when I get into the office.

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2007-06-06 05:00:41 UTC
You can verify dependency closure (presumably what you mean
by rpm package headers) i.e. that all headers necessary to satisfy
dependencies are installed, by
    rpm -Va --nofiles

Comment 5 Felix Luk 2007-06-06 12:22:06 UTC
Okay, I have tried something else. Here's the output

yum update yum
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for yum to pack into transaction set.
yum-3.0.6-1.fc6.noarch.rp 100% |=========================|  32 kB    00:00     
---> Package yum.noarch 0:3.0.6-1.fc6 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: yum = 3.0-6 for package: yum-updatesd
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: yum = 3.0-6 is needed by package yum-updatesd

When I tried updating yum the program won't let me because it thinks the *older*
package is required by another program.

It seems like the headers are a bit messed up

Comment 6 Jesse Keating 2007-06-06 15:19:26 UTC
What repo are you using, and what yum and yum-updatesd do you have installed?

Comment 7 Felix Luk 2007-06-11 12:34:26 UTC
Okay, I solved my problem. It turns out that there are two packages are both
installed, one older and one newer. Once I erased the newer version the system
updated correctly.

---> Package gnome-python2-bonobo.i386 0:2.16.2-2.fc6 set to be erased
---> Package gnome-python2-gnomevfs.i386 0:2.16.2-2.fc6 set to be erased
---> Package gnome-python2-libegg.i386 0:2.14.2-9.fc6 set to be erased
---> Package gnome-python2-canvas.i386 0:2.16.2-2.fc6 set to be erased

It's rather strange how that might happened.

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