Bug 249221 - Package Manager installs packages without installing the dependencies, leaving packages install unfunctional
Summary: Package Manager installs packages without installing the dependencies, leavin...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 242368
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-23 00:58 UTC by Rodd Clarkson
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-07-23 11:08:30 UTC

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Description Rodd Clarkson 2007-07-23 00:58:24 UTC
Description of problem:

It is possible to install packages with the package manager without the required
dependencies being installed.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click Applications > Add/Remove Software
2. In the Browse Tab, Select Applications, Games and Entertainment and then
Click Optional Packages
3. Select a package with requirements.  (I'm using 'asc'.  I've also had this
problem with FlightGear and reproduced it with abuse.)  Having selected a
package, click Close.
4. Click Apply in the main window.
5. Click Continue in the Package Selections Dialog
6. You should get a dependencies added dialog.  Click Cancel
7. Now, click Apply again in the main window.
8. Click Continue in the Package Selections Dialog (again).

Actual results:

Package manager downloads and installs only the package selected and not the
dependencies.  It also doesn't ask if you want to install the dependencies the
second time around.

Expected results:

The package manager shouldn't be able to install a package without installing
dependencies.  It should prompt each time you try to install packages

Comment 1 Mike Chambers 2007-07-23 03:23:56 UTC
I tested the problem above,and I as well ran into the same thing.  It seems
pirut/yum/whatever shows the dependencies, but after canceling and applying
again, it thinks it's met them when it really didn't.  It *should* have done the
same dependency list again and not let anything happen until that is met.

Comment 2 Mike Chambers 2007-07-23 03:38:22 UTC
I tested using yum itself and got the depends, but it wouldn't install by
itself, or at least didn't see a way/test to do it.  So must be on pirut end, or
along those lines that is causing it.

Comment 3 Florian Festi 2007-07-23 11:08:30 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 242368 ***

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