Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 368021
[footnote] Python, ncurses deps from old Fedoras prevent system update
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:11:26 EDT
Description of problem:
Introduction of Python 2.5 cannot happen due to non-updated applications that
require Python 2.4. Note that this is a minor problem, as the conflicts are
from applications left over from system upgrades of previous installations of
RHL and Fedora (RHL9, FC1, FC3, and FC5, to be specific).
New ncurses package conflicts with existing kon2 file. It appears that kon2 is
also a leftover.
This bug report is thus most likely of interest for writing release and
compatibility notes, as these conflicting packages no longer seem to be
available in Fedora. And I wasn't using them anyway... if I was, I suppose I'll
discover that in the next few days. :) This F7 installation was just fine,
updating regularly, until the past day or two when the python and ncurses
updates were released; thus I figured it might be of possible interest.
# yum update
Total download size: 79 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
(1/6): python-libs-2.5-14 100% |=========================| 560 kB 00:00
(2/6): python-urlgrabber- 100% |=========================| 121 kB 00:00
(3/6): tkinter-2.5-14.fc7 100% |=========================| 283 kB 00:00
(4/6): python-tools-2.5-1 100% |=========================| 434 kB 00:00
(5/6): python-2.5-14.fc7. 100% |=========================| 5.4 MB 00:08
(6/6): python-devel-2.5-1 100% |=========================| 2.0 MB 00:02
ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:
Package rhnlib needs python(abi) = 2.4, this is not available.
Package id3-py needs python(abi) = 2.4, this is not available.
Package gstreamer08-python needs python(abi) = 2.4, this is not available.
Package notemeister needs python(abi) = 2.4, this is not available.
Package htmltmpl needs python(abi) = 2.4, this is not available.
Package xmldiff needs python(abi) = 2.4, this is not available.
Package id3-py needs python-abi = 2.4, this is not available.
Package notemeister needs python-abi = 2.4, this is not available.
Package htmltmpl needs python-abi = 2.4, this is not available.
# yum update --exclude='python*' --exclude=python-tools --exclude=tkinter
Transaction Check Error:
file /usr/share/terminfo/k/kon from install of ncurses-5.6-9.20070812.fc7
conflicts with file from package kon2-0.3.9b-26.2
Worked around thusly:
# rpm -e rhnlib up2date notemeister htmltmpl xmldiff id3-py gstreamer08-python kon2
# yum list available 2>&1 | tee avail.yum
# for i in notemeister htmltmpl xmldiff id3-py gstreamer08-python rhnlib up2date
kon2 ; do echo Searching For: $i ; grep $i avail.yum ; done
Searching For: notemeister
Searching For: htmltmpl
Searching For: xmldiff
Searching For: id3-py
Searching For: gstreamer08-python
Searching For: rhnlib
Searching For: up2date
Searching For: kon2
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