Bug 439381 - circular dependencies in X11 libraries
circular dependencies in X11 libraries
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2008-03-28 09:10 EDT by Morten K. Poulsen
Modified: 2008-04-11 11:39 EDT (History)
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Description Morten K. Poulsen 2008-03-28 09:10:58 EDT
Description of problem:
There is a circular dependency between xorg-x11-libs and xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL,
making it impossible to remove the packages one at a time. Bugs in other
packages gives problems when removing more than one package at a time (see bug

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
# rpm -e xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL

# rpm -e xorg-x11-libs

Actual results:
[root@cn-a-1 mopo]# rpm -e xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL
error: Failed dependencies:
        libGL.so.1 is needed by (installed) xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.2.i386
[root@cn-a-1 mopo]# rpm -e xorg-x11-libs
error: Failed dependencies:
        libX11.so.6 is needed by (installed)
        libXext.so.6 is needed by (installed)
        libXxf86vm.so.1 is needed by (installed)
[root@cn-a-1 mopo]#

Expected results:
[root@cn-a-1 mopo]# rpm -e xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL
[root@cn-a-1 mopo]# rpm -e xorg-x11-libs
[root@cn-a-1 mopo]#

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Best regards,
Morten K. Poulsen
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2008-04-11 11:39:40 EDT
Circular deps are legitimate, although not necessarily intuitive.  In this
particular case, there is no problem with removing both at once.  That the
packages in #439235 can't be removed both at once is a bug in those packages only.

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