Bug 442509 - Installing a package with an Obsoletes silently removes the obsoleted package
Installing a package with an Obsoletes silently removes the obsoleted package
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-15 04:33 EDT by Mary Ellen Foster
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:23 EST (History)
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Installing openjdk with failure at end (3.18 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-15 04:34 EDT, Mary Ellen Foster
no flags Details
Installing openjdk successfully (and incidentally removing icedtea) (3.34 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-15 04:34 EDT, Mary Ellen Foster
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Description Mary Ellen Foster 2008-04-15 04:33:34 EDT
[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:

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):
Comment 1 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-04-15 04:34:11 EDT
Created attachment 302421 [details]
Installing openjdk with failure at end

Note that the only mention of icedtea is in the error at the end.
Comment 2 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-04-15 04:34:39 EDT
Created attachment 302422 [details]
Installing openjdk successfully (and incidentally removing icedtea)

Especially notice the transaction summary at the end that doesn't mention the
erased packages.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 05:29:59 EST
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