Bug 481436 - Quagga obsoletes bird (and others), but why?
Quagga obsoletes bird (and others), but why?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: quagga (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jiri Skala
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-24 16:43 EST by Skippy
Modified: 2014-11-09 17:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 07:58:33 EDT
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Description Skippy 2009-01-24 16:43:38 EST
I'm trying to use Bird, a routing daemon. I've got an RPM from the Bird site.

The quagga RPM however obsoletes bird, so when ever I do yum update, bird disappears.

From the spec file for Quagga:
Obsoletes:	bird gated mrt zebra

Why? I thought the obsoletes tag was just to help upgraders. This doesn't help at all. I don't imagine zebra or gated users will be overjoyed either.
Comment 1 Jiri Skala 2009-02-02 09:05:21 EST
Usage of obsoletes is an intention. The quagga contains zebra that provides the same functionality as the other packages. The other are uninstalled.
Comment 2 Skippy 2009-02-02 11:59:22 EST

Why does postfix not obsolete sendmail then (or sendmail obsolete postfix). They "provides the same functionality as the other packages". Or openoffice and gnumeric. And ipsec-tools and openswan. I can go on :-)

I can see why quagga might obselete zebra, since they both use a similar configuration language. But I don´t see why it should obsolete bird.
Comment 3 Jiri Skala 2009-07-14 07:58:33 EDT

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