Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471825
sos-1.8-2.fc10.noarch conflicts with sysreport-1.4.4-1.noarch
Last modified: 2009-01-21 14:52:28 EST
Description of problem:
file /usr/sbin/sysreport from install of sos-1.8-2.fc10.noarch conflicts with file from package sysreport-1.4.4-1.noarch
file /usr/share/sysreport/functions from install of sos-1.8-2.fc10.noarch conflicts with file from package sysreport-1.4.4-1.noarch
At a quick glance sos uses names in the namespace obviously belonging to sysreport.
IIRC sos was in default installations for older systems while sysreport is in yum group "Base" now, so a conflict is pretty likely.
It looks a bit like sos was intended to deprecate sysreport. But Fedora goes the other way?
If one is intended to replace the other, then the rpm metadata should cause yum to do it and resolve the situation. If they really are alternatives then the alternative system should be used.
Well ... the short version: I don't get it. But it looks like a problem which shouldn't be there.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I got this after a yum upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 10 and trying to groupinstall Base... it would be helpful just to know whether there is a plan to stick with sos or switch to sysreport
I just noticed that sos-1.8-6.fc10 from updates-testing replaces sysreport-1.4.4-1. So ... that seems to be the plan ;-)
That means that "yum info sysreport" soon shows info about sysreport, but "yum install sysreport" actually installs sos...
sosreport is/has replaced sysreport from here on out.
Hope this helps.