Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463163
Incorrect dependency added to nash subpackage
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:16:28 EST
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 184.108.40.206-32
- Fix some minor stuff rpmdiff found.
A total lie here:
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to install mkinitrd and nash
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 463216 ***