Bug 478748 - Fails to install python-twyt
Summary: Fails to install python-twyt
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Seth Vidal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-01-04 15:41 UTC by Adam Jackson
Modified: 2014-01-21 23:07 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-05 00:04:14 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
output of 'yum install python-twyt' (51.38 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-04 15:41 UTC, Adam Jackson
no flags Details
/etc/yum.conf (791 bytes, text/plain)
2009-01-04 16:25 UTC, Adam Jackson
no flags Details
output of 'yum -d9 install python-twyt' (328.87 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-04 19:28 UTC, Adam Jackson
no flags Details

Description Adam Jackson 2009-01-04 15:41:26 UTC
Created attachment 328135 [details]
output of 'yum install python-twyt'

Description of problem:

rawhide-ish machine.  Run 'yum install python-twyt' from the command line, get whined about font packages conflicting.

Filing this as a yum bug on due to the following irc exchange:

< nim-nim> ajax: skvidal asked me to add the explicit conflict to help 
           yum detect bad upgrades
< ajax> the "bad" upgrade here being me trying to install some python 
< nim-nim> ajax: yum is supposed to detect all this and upgrade 
< nim-nim> ajax: if you've find a case where yum is confused, open a yum

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Comment 1 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-04 15:49:41 UTC
See also http://fpaste.org/paste/694

So the basic update path just works, and something else must be confusing yum or pinning the old conflicting packages on ajax' system

Comment 2 Adam Jackson 2009-01-04 16:07:01 UTC
Hilariously, I can't upgrade yum (at least not with the rawhide repos enabled) to see if this is fixed already, for much the same reason: python abi change -> inkscape -> poppler -> openoffice -> fonts -> doom.

I installed yum-3.2.20-5.fc10 from koji by hand, but it produces the same failure when trying to install rawhide python packages.

Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2009-01-04 16:09:54 UTC
dejavu-fonts-compat.noarch should have cleaned up the old dejavu-fonts package and is in the transaction set, so yum is doing something strange

Comment 4 seth vidal 2009-01-04 16:19:59 UTC
If a pkg contains files which conflict with another pkg then you have to have a Conflicts: line in the spec file - this is listed in Fedora's Packaging Guidelines. It is nicer b/c it means yum can tell if there is a conflict without having ALL of the file metadata (including checksums).

There appears to be a conflict that we cannot upgrade out of.

Ajax: have you made any changes to your yum.conf?

Comment 5 Adam Jackson 2009-01-04 16:25:57 UTC
Created attachment 328141 [details]

Not that I'm aware of.  yum.conf from the affected machine is attached.

Comment 6 Adam Jackson 2009-01-04 16:28:26 UTC
Well, okay, not in a way that should affect this.  installonly_limit is clearly my own doing.

Comment 7 James Antill 2009-01-04 19:08:15 UTC
 I'm pretty sure this is obsoletes related, not conflict. From a list obsoletes I see:

dejavu-fonts-compat.noarch            2.28-1.fc11                      rawhide  
    dejavu-fonts-experimental.noarch  2.24-3.fc9                       installed
dejavu-fonts-compat.noarch            2.28-1.fc11                      rawhide  
    dejavu-fonts.noarch               2.24-3.fc9                       installed

...my guess is that the 'yum install python-twyt' path is only processing one (or maybe zero) of the above obsoletes. We might have fixed this already in 3.2.20-8 ... but can you run the above install command with "-d 9", as that'll hopefully tell us what obsoletes that single update line is doing.

Comment 8 Adam Jackson 2009-01-04 19:28:39 UTC
Created attachment 328150 [details]
output of 'yum -d9 install python-twyt'

Comment 9 James Antill 2009-01-05 00:04:14 UTC
 This should now be fixed in upstream commit: f203d754c952c4f117ed8ddbb09dda9ba237dacd

 This'll be in 3.2.21 which should be released "soon". Or you can just "yum update deja\*" for the time being. Or you can try "Running an upstream yum-3.2.* locally" instructions from:


...to get around it.

Comment 10 James Antill 2009-01-05 00:05:42 UTC
 Or apply the fix by hand, if you're really feeling lucky:)


Comment 11 Adam Jackson 2009-01-05 01:59:56 UTC
I'm a lucky kind of guy.  That fixes it, thanks!

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2009-01-12 19:20:00 UTC
yum-3.2.21-2.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2009-01-12 19:27:59 UTC
yum-3.2.21-2.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.

Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2009-02-05 02:18:20 UTC
yum-3.2.21-2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 15 Fedora Update System 2009-02-05 02:25:38 UTC
yum-3.2.21-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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