Bug 462809 - xml-commons-apis-javadoc conflicts with older xml-commons-apis
xml-commons-apis-javadoc conflicts with older xml-commons-apis
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xml-commons-apis (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Wringe
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F10Blocker/F10FinalBlocker
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Reported: 2008-09-18 22:14 EDT by Sean Flanigan
Modified: 2008-09-19 16:02 EDT (History)
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Description Sean Flanigan 2008-09-18 22:14:24 EDT
Description of problem:

Installing xml-commons-apis-javadoc from rawhide leads to yum conflict if older xml-commons-apis is already installed.

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How reproducible:

Probably depends on whether you have a different version of xml-commons-apis installed before trying to install xml-commons-apis-javadoc.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Start with a Fedora 9 development machine which has previously installed rawhide Eclipse (ie a messy F9/rawhide hybrid)
2. yum --enablerepo=rawhide install eclipse-*

But I think you could reproduce this simply with:
1. Install Fedora 9
2. yum install xml-commons-apis
3. yum --enablerepo=rawhide install xml-commons-apis-javadoc

(Or by installing xml-commons-apis, waiting for a revision bump, then installing xml-commons-apis-javadoc.)

Actual results:

Transaction Check Error:
  file /usr/lib/gcj/xml-commons-apis/xml-commons-apis-1.3.04.jar.so from install of xml-commons-apis-javadoc-1.3.04-1.2.fc10.i386 conflicts with file from package xml-commons-apis-1.3.04-1jpp.1.fc9.i386

Expected results:

Yum should install the packages without conflict, upgrading other packages if necessary.

Additional info:

I had an older version of the .jar.so from xml-commons-apis, so it conflicted with the updated .jar.so in the javadoc package.  

I don't think the documentation package xml-commons-apis-javadoc should be containing a jar.so file.  Removing it should eliminate the conflict.


1. Force the xml-commons-apis* packages to be synchronised
  yum --enablerepo=rawhide install xml-commons-apis xml-commons-apis-javadoc
2. Install dependent packages
  yum --enablerepo=rawhide install eclipse-*
Comment 1 John Poelstra 2008-09-19 13:58:13 EDT
adding to blocker because of unresolved dependencies
Comment 2 Matt Wringe 2008-09-19 15:02:29 EDT
The xml-commons-apis package does not own anything outside of /usr/share/javadoc.

The error message you are seeing is very misleading and basically means that when trying to install xml-commons-apis-javadoc one of its dependencies (or the dependencies of a dependency) has a file conflict with the jar.so file. 

Can you please output the result of the command below. I really need to know what package or packages are providing this.

rpm -q --whatprovides xml-commons-apis
Comment 3 Matt Wringe 2008-09-19 15:04:34 EDT
The xml-commons-apis package does not own anything outside of

That should have been "The xml-commons-apis-javadoc package...
Comment 4 Matt Wringe 2008-09-19 15:10:39 EDT
And Oops again, yes the javadoc is providing the jar.so
Fixing this right now

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