Bug 426143 - Obsolete packages sysklogd and util-linux marked as essential in rpmpriorities
Obsolete packages sysklogd and util-linux marked as essential in rpmpriorities
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 444287
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: apt (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Axel Thimm
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 428858 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-12-18 14:36 EST by Kevin Kofler
Modified: 2008-11-26 05:43 EST (History)
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Description Kevin Kofler 2007-12-18 14:36:30 EST
Description of problem:
apt-get dist-upgrade from F7 to F8 fails with:
Calculating upgrade... Failed
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  rsyslog: Obsoletes: sysklogd (< 1.4.3-1)
  util-linux-ng: Obsoletes: util-linux (< 2.13.1)
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by 
held packages.
(I updated apt to the F8 version first.)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try upgrading an F7 system to F8 with apt-get dist-upgrade.
Actual results:
Error, see above.

Expected results:
No error.

Additional info:
Changing sysklogd to rsyslog and util-linux to util-linux-ng 
in /etc/apt/rpmpriorities fixes this.
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2008-01-12 04:51:35 EST
Fixed in rawhide version now... 
Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2008-01-15 13:41:45 EST
*** Bug 428858 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2008-04-26 12:32:29 EDT
This hasn't been fixed in F8 though. :-(

While cleaning up the list for F9, I noticed there's some more obsolete 
packages listed there, I'm going to file a new bug for F9 with the updated 
list, though for F8 the list has to be yet again different. I wonder if we 
shouldn't drop the notion of "essential" packages entirely, Fedora changes its 
base system too often for that to be useful.
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Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2008-11-26 05:43:45 EST
The rpmpriorities are still the same, now even more obsolete, in F9 and F10. But I already filed another bug about that, so let's close this one as a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 444287 ***

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