Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444287
Obsolete packages marked as essential in rpmpriorities (yet again)
Last modified: 2009-01-14 22:11:00 EST
Description of problem:
There are obsolete packages marked as essential in
apt's /etc/apt/rpmpriorities. Some, like sysvinit, have been newly obsoleted
in F9, some, like hotplug, have been obsolete for ages. There's also the case
of kudzu, which still exists, but can no longer be considered "essential" (and
it's likely to be dropped entirely in F10).
I'm attaching the current list.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm not sure it makes sense to define "Essential" packages at all in Fedora.
It invariably causes problems when upgrading from one release to the next,
because obsolete packages will be held back from getting replaced. Fedora
changes its base system very often, so the list tends to bitrot rapidly.
Created attachment 303853 [details]
current rpmpriorities for F9
Here's the current list: dropped packages removed, replaced packages replaced
with what obsoletes them, kudzu dropped as no longer essential.
And with the latest upstart and initscripts builds for F9, you can drop
event-compat-sysv from the list again, it's already obsolete:
I guess this kinds proves my point that this list is unmaintainable. ;-)
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
*** Bug 426143 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
apt-0.5.15lorg3.95-0.git416.3.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
apt-0.5.15lorg3.95-0.git416.3.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update apt'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-0304
apt-0.5.15lorg3.95-0.git416.3.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.