Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 364031
yum update of openoffice.org removes OO.org rpms
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:21 EST
Description of problem:
I have installed openoffice.org rpms from both Fedora and OpenOffice.org
(OO.org). I need both for testing and other user-support tasks.
The rpms from the two sources install to completely different locations (OO.org
rpms under /opt) and there are no conflicts.
When updated Fedora openoffice.org packages are available, and I run 'yum
update', the update process removes both the old Fedora openoffice.org rpms, and
also some of the OO.org openoffice.org rpms. This breaks the OO.org installation
and I have to re-install.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Most recent where problem occurred: openoffice.org-*-1:2.3.0-6.4.fc7
Same problem has affected every F7 ooo update.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install openoffice.org rpms for F7
2. Install openoffice.org rpms downloaded from OO.org
3. Wait for updates ...
4. Run yum update
OO.org install is broken (rpms removed)
Installation has no conflicts--update should be clean also
This morning when the ooo 2.3 update was available, I tried running yum with
full debugging output, but the output does not document what files or packages
are removed. I'm not sure if this is a problem with rpm, or yum, or the packages
The OO.org packages that are removed are the ones that match the Fedora package
The OO.org packages that have names that don't have a corresponding Fedora
package are left untouched:
It does not seem correct for an update process to remove packages that were not
If there is something I can do to collect more information, please let me know.
Well I was hoping for at least a hint of how this could be addressed. Surely
something could be done to fix this.