Bug 447707 - Circular obsoletes with the new renamed openib-* packages
Circular obsoletes with the new renamed openib-* packages
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openib (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Doug Ledford
Alexander Todorov
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Blocks: RHEL4u7_relnotes 448143
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Reported: 2008-05-21 05:53 EDT by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2009-05-07 09:52 EDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHEA-2008-0737
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-24 15:59:17 EDT
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Possible change to up2date to handle a special case (3.06 KB, patch)
2008-05-22 17:03 EDT, John Matthews
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Description Alexander Todorov 2008-05-21 05:53:55 EDT
Description of problem:
There are circular obsoletes with newer openib-* packages. The packages changed
names between RHEL4-U6 and RHEL4-U7 and the old package obsoletes the new name
and vice versa. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
rpm -qp --obsoletes $old_package
rpm -qp --obsoletes $new_package
Actual results:
circular obsoletes. package upgrade fails.

Expected results:
package upgrade works.

Additional info:
OLD openib-mstflint-1.2-7.x86_64.rpm obsoletes mstflint but NEW
mstflint-1.3-1.el4.x86_64.rpm obsoletes openib-mstflint  
OLD openib-perftest-1.2-7.x86_64.rpm obsoletes perftest but NEW
perftest-1.2-11.el4.x86_64.rpm obsoletes openib-perftest  
OLD openib-tvflash-0.9.2-7.x86_64.rpm obsoletes tvflash but NEW
tvflash-0.9.0-2.el4.x86_64.rpm obsoletes openib-tvflash
Comment 1 Alexander Todorov 2008-05-21 05:55:47 EDT
This bug is the cause for bug #447333 and much likely the fixes need to go into
the package's spec file and not up2date
Comment 10 Don Domingo 2008-05-22 19:48:31 EDT
thanks Alex, adding the following to RHEL4.7 release notes under "known issues":

The following packages have changed their names in this release:

    * openib-perftest
    * openib-tvflash
    * openib-mstflint

These packages no longer have the name prefix openib-. The change in naming
convention may cause upgrades via Red Hat Network to fail.

To prevent this from occurring, remove the old versions of these packages before
performing an upgrade.

please advise if any further revisions are required. thanks!
Comment 18 Philippe Brieu 2008-05-28 13:03:51 EDT
This also affects RHEL 5.2 Client.  In addition, when all packages are selected
for installation, Anaconda crashes while processing dependencies, making the
installation of RHEL impossible!  Should a separate bug be opened for that?
Comment 19 James Laska 2008-05-28 13:18:00 EDT
philippe+bugzilla@caltech.edu: Please open a separate bug against the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 product.
Comment 20 Aaron Henderson 2008-05-28 15:36:08 EDT
Bugzilla 448772 - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448772 has been
open for this issue for RHEL 5.2 by (philippe+bugzilla@caltech.edu)
Comment 22 Don Domingo 2008-06-02 18:25:12 EDT
thanks Alexander. removing release note. 
Comment 23 Don Domingo 2008-06-02 19:16:16 EDT

the RHEL4.7 release notes deadline is on June 17, 2008 (Tuesday). they will
undergo a final proofread before being dropped to translation, at which point no
further additions or revisions will be entertained.

a mockup of the RHEL4.7 release notes can be viewed here:

please use the aforementioned link to verify if your bugzilla is already in the
release notes (if it needs to be). each item in the release notes contains a
link to its original bug; as such, you can search through the release notes by
bug number.

Comment 25 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 15:59:17 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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