Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 486492
Cannot install eclipse-platform due to too new tomcat5 packages in repository
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:54:46 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I tried to install eclipse-platform.i386 1:3.3.2-11.fc9 from the "fedora" repository.
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. (sudo) yum install fedora-platform
... ends up with a depency problem for tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386, as follows:
--> Résolution des dépendances terminée
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386 de fedora a des problèmes de dépendances
--> Dépendance manquante : tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 est requis par le paquetage tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386 (fedora)
tomcat5-jasper-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386 de fedora a des problèmes de dépendances
--> Dépendance manquante : tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 est requis par le paquetage tomcat5-jasper-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386 (fedora)
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386 de fedora a des problèmes de dépendances
--> Dépendance manquante : tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 est requis par le paquetage tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386 (fedora)
Erreur : Dépendance manquante : tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 est requis par le paquetage tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386 (fedora)
Erreur : Dépendance manquante : tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 est requis par le paquetage tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386 (fedora)
Erreur : Dépendance manquante : tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 est requis par le paquetage tomcat5-jasper-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386 (fedora)
2. That's it!
Dependency problems with tomcat5 packages that apparently have been replaced by newer versions in the repository (AND changed package name tomcat5->tomcat6):
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 -> 5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc9
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 -> 5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc9
Is there a chance the yum repository (or the package depencency definitions in tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386?) can be modified to accept the newer versions as well? They should be compatible, shouldn't they?
This looks more like an issue with tomcat itself. Moving component to see if the maintainer has any idea.
> --- Comment #1 from Andrew Overholt <email@example.com> 2009-02-20 09:30:0$
> This looks more like an issue with tomcat itself. Moving component to see if
> the maintainer has any idea.
Yes, exactly. (I did not want to drop the principal consequence, why this is important for me. - I have no chance to use the official Fedora-Eclipse!)
The error is reproducible in short by
sudo yum install tomcat5-common-lib,
In case anybody else runs into the same problem, here is a workaround:
1) Download tomcat5-jasper-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386.rpm (from any Fedora RPM mirror)
2) yum localinstall tomcat5-jasper-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386.rpm
2a) This should fail. Make sure it _only_ fails because of the missing
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9, required by tomcat5-jasper.
2b) Eventually install other missing dependencies by hand, alike
yum install otherpkg1 otherpkg2 ...
3) rpm -i tomcat5-jasper-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386.rpm --nodeps
3a) You may try without --nodeps, if you want to be 150% sure that only the tomcat5-servlet dependence will be ignored.
4) Download tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386.rpm (see 1))
5) yum localinstall tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386.rpm
5a) See 2a/b), and accept _only_ missing
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 and
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9, required by tomcat5-common-lib
5b) You installed all other packages by hand (see 2b), right?
6) See 3a)
rpm -i tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9.i386.rpm --nodeps
(without and) with --nodeps.
7) Make sure you have newer versions of tomcat5-servlet and tomcat5-jsp installed:
yum list | grep tomcat5
The corresponding lines should list "installed" in the last column.
(NB: If you have 5.5.26 releases of these packages installed, you should not have come here in the first place.)
Now tomcat5-common-lib is installed.
And I succeeded to install the eclipse-platform package from the Fedora repository. It works up to now without problems (besides a security issue, which I beleive is not related to tomcat5-common-libs).
On my Fedora 9 installation today, both "yum install eclipse-platform" and "yum install tomcat5-common-lib" are succeeding in resolving dependencies and asking for confirmation to install. So, I assume this has been fixed by subsequent updates. If anyone is still experiencing this problem, feel free to re-open this bug.
I do not think the dependency problem is solved. I obtain the following outputs still:
$ yum list | grep '^tomcat5' | grep installed
tomcat5.i386 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 installed
tomcat5-common-lib.i386 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 installed
tomcat5-jasper.i386 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 installed
tomcat5-jasper-eclipse.i386 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 installed
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api.i386 5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc9 installed
tomcat5-server-lib.i386 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9 installed
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api.i386 5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc9 installed
$ yum deplist tomcat5-jasper | grep tomcat
paquetage : tomcat5-jasper.i386 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9
dépendance : tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api = 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9
provider: tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api.i386 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc9
This means for me, "yum" will still require tomcat5-servlet (and tomcat5-jsp) in version 5.5.26, whereas they are installed as of 5.5.27 on my system, and I do not see a way to revert to 5.5.26. A quick "sudo yum reinstall tomcat5-jasper" confirms this assumption; it gives equivalent output as explained above for the original "yum install tomcat5-jasper" attempt.
Which versions of tomcat5 packages do you have installed on your system? Did you make a complete update recently?
David, can you please take a look?
Is this problem still present?
Yes, it is!
Can you help with it?
I even have another problem with wrongly declared dependencies in Fedora9: The latest vlc-core update requires /usr/lib/libass.so.3, which I had not installed before. However, the right _RPM_ to require would be libass, which contains this library.
David, can you please fix this problem?
(In reply to comment #8)
> I even have another problem with wrongly declared dependencies in Fedora9: The
> latest vlc-core update requires /usr/lib/libass.so.3, which I had not installed
> before. However, the right _RPM_ to require would be libass, which contains
> this library.
Sorry, I don't know what is going on there.
> Sorry, I don't know what is going on there.
Then I am not sure my problems can be solved here (in this group, community, thread, whatever). I am sorry, but I have no insight how bugfixing for Fedora is organised, and I may knock at the wrong door.
What I know is that I observe two similar problems, both related to the question "Which RPM is declared to depend on which RPM." The declaration is obviously wrong for the two cases I mentioned.
What I do not know, is if the developers or persons in charge for a given application are also 100% responsible for constructing its RPM and in particular for defining its dependencies on other packages (RPMs). If they are not, we need to find out who is responsible for the dependencies and forward this thread to the appropriate people.
Dirk, from what I can tell, vlc-core is only distributed by third-party repositories, such as RPMFusion? Most likely the problem is with the vlc-core RPM, and the thing to do would be to file a new bug with whatever vendor you are getting that from. "rpm -qi vlc-core" should tell you that.
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