Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461025
Circular dep between oddjob and oddjob-libs
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:21:47 EST
Description of problem:
[root@men-an-tol steve]# rpm -U ./oddjob-0.29.1-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
liboddjob.so.0()(64bit) is needed by oddjob-0.29.1-1.fc10.x86_64
[root@men-an-tol steve]# rpm -U ./oddjob-libs-0.29.1-1.fc10.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
oddjob = 0.29.1-1.fc10 is needed by oddjob-libs-0.29.1-1.fc10.x86_64
Work around is to install both packages at the same time. I suspect that the libs package should not depend upon oddjob itself.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. As above.
The reverse dependency keeps the daemon from being uninstalled during an upgrade from versions of the package in which the libraries hadn't yet been split out into their own subpackage. I think that's a useful thing.
Marking wont-fix, but please reopen if I'm missing something.
That doesn't make much sense to me... presumably the package was called oddjob before it was split out, so that the dep should pull in the libs since it would be upgrading the daemon? It doesn't make any sense for the libs to depend on the original package.
With the dep in both directions like it is at the moment, its impossible to only install the one package, so if thats really required then the packages should be merged into one, which solves the problem.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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Circular deps between oddjob and oddjob-libs are not really serious.
You can install RPMs ignoring dependencies .try rpm command with these keys:
rpm -Uvh <oddjob........> --nodeps
rpm -Uvh <oddjob-lib....> --nodeps
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