Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249221
Package Manager installs packages without installing the dependencies, leaving packages install unfunctional
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:59:00 EST
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):
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).
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.
The package manager shouldn't be able to install a package without installing
dependencies. It should prompt each time you try to install packages
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.
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 242368 ***