Bug 463163 - Incorrect dependency added to nash subpackage
Incorrect dependency added to nash subpackage
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 463216
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2008-09-22 09:23 EDT by Jay Turner
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:16 EST (History)
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Description Jay Turner 2008-09-22 09:23:34 EDT
Description of problem:
As a result of RPMDiff verification errors (http://errata.devel.redhat.com/rpmdiff/show/29662?result_id=266971) a mkinitrd dep was added to all subpackages as opposed to just the two (libbdevid-python, mkinitrd-devel) referenced in the rpmdiff output.  Net result is that mkinitrd requires nash and nash requires mkinitrd . . . circular dependency which yum/rpm doesn't handle too well.

This situation is made all the more interesting by the corresponding changelog entry:

* Thu Sep 18 2008 Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com> -
- Fix some minor stuff rpmdiff found.
  A total lie here:
  Related: rhbz#426992

I.e. a total lie as pointed out by Peter himself.  The problem continues to get worse, as the next round of rpmdiff (http://errata.devel.redhat.com/rpmdiff/show/30083?result_id=271465) highlights the change but all of the changes are waived with:

Waived by David Cantrell on Fri Sep 19 17:21:28 -0400 2008 3 2
Old Score Before Waive: Needs inspection

This is fine, the new obsoletes is
inclusive of the old one.

Why none of the other changes highlighted are addressed in the waive message I don't know, but it clearly points out that nash has picked up a new dependency.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):{32,33}

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to install mkinitrd and nash
Comment 2 Peter Jones 2008-09-22 12:49:58 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 463216 ***

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