Bug 466499 - RFE: yum install ./pkg*.rpm shouldn't install packages obsoleted by another package (rpm too)
RFE: yum install ./pkg*.rpm shouldn't install packages obsoleted by another p...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: James Antill
Karel Srot
: FutureFeature
Depends On: 461898
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Reported: 2008-10-10 12:02 EDT by James Antill
Modified: 2010-11-10 17:00 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: yum-3.2.27-7.el6
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Last Closed: 2010-11-10 17:00:24 EST
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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-10-10 14:10:56 EDT
If you change this in RPM, it can still cause gotchas with yum under the following scenario:

- A obsoletes B
- you have neither installed
- you install B
- upgrade then pulls in A

So, I'm not sure the simple fix here helps, but a complex fix that doesn't allow installing B in the situation above won't be applicable to RPM, since it doesn't deal at the repository level.
Comment 2 John W. Lockhart 2008-10-10 14:31:39 EDT
Why is the scenario in Comment 1 a problem?  It's exactly what you'd get if B were in a channel, and then A was released.  Packages that obsolete one another are always worth an extra few doses of caution, and why things like --exclude exist.  Correct?  or am I missing something?
Comment 3 James Antill 2008-10-10 14:40:43 EDT
Yeh, I think that's fine ... as long as rpm doesn't allow both to be installed I'm fine ... even if it allows you to do: rpm -e A && rpm -ivh B ... that's fine, yum can deal with the result.
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2009-06-15 17:02:12 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 5 James Antill 2010-05-20 15:48:06 EDT
On the yum side, if obsoletes processing is turn on we now look at that. So this is "fixed" I guess.
Comment 9 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 17:00:24 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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