Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442509
Installing a package with an Obsoletes silently removes the obsoleted package
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:23:23 EST
[NB: I originally added this as a comment against a different Obsoletes issue in
yum (bug 440159), and Seth Vidal indicated that it was an RPM problem, so I'm
filing it here.]
Description of problem:
I decided I wanted to install java-1.6.0-openjdk* from Rawhide on my Fedora 8
machine (which already has java-1.7.0-icedtea*). Note that java-1.6.0-openjdk
Obsoletes java-1.7.0-icedtea < 0:220.127.116.11-0.999.
On the first attempt, yum presented me with the list of packages to be
installed, asked if I wanted to do this, and then failed on rpm_check_debug
because "Package pl-jpl needs java-icedtea, this is not available." This is the
only time icedtea was mentioned in the whole transaction.
I removed pl-jpl and tried again. This time, the transaction went through, and
-- in addition to installing openjdk*, it also deleted icedtea*. But the
transaction summary doesn't reflect this.
I'll attach the console output from both of these yum transactions shortly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 302421 [details]
Installing openjdk with failure at end
Note that the only mention of icedtea is in the error at the end.
Created attachment 302422 [details]
Installing openjdk successfully (and incidentally removing icedtea)
Especially notice the transaction summary at the end that doesn't mention the
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