Bug 490975 - incorrect order on removal for directories
Summary: incorrect order on removal for directories
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 479257
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F11Target 486390
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-03-18 18:16 UTC by Mamoru TASAKA
Modified: 2009-06-18 17:17 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-06-18 17:17:19 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
rpm removal result (40.75 KB, text/plain)
2009-03-18 18:16 UTC, Mamoru TASAKA
no flags Details
Test case spec file (4.88 KB, text/plain)
2009-03-24 18:53 UTC, Mattias Ellert
no flags Details

Description Mamoru TASAKA 2009-03-18 18:16:42 UTC
Created attachment 335747 [details]
rpm removal result

Description of problem:
While reviewing Review request, bug 486390, on i586
"rpm -e simspark simspark-devel" does not delete
/usr/lib/simspark directory.

- Both simspark and simspark own some files under /usr/lib/simspark
- /usr/lib/simspark is owned by simspark and not by simspark-devel
- simspark-devel Requires simspark
- simspark does not Requires simspark-devel

Then "rpm -e simspark simspark-devel" first removes
simspark, then simspark-devel (rpm -evv results attached)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Rebuild
   (on bug 486390) with mock (the result is currently under
   http://koji.fedoraproject.org/scratch/mtasaka/task_1248304/ )

2. yum -y --nogpgcheck localinstall simspark-0.1-3.fc11.i586.rpm \

3. rpm -evv simspark simspark-devel
Actual results:
See attached

Expected results:
simspark-devel must be removed first.

Comment 1 Mamoru TASAKA 2009-03-18 18:22:39 UTC
Note that the current Fedora packaging guideline
assumes that this is done by rpm correctly.

Comment 2 Mattias Ellert 2009-03-24 18:53:20 UTC
Created attachment 336523 [details]
Test case spec file

The attached specfile is a testcase for this bug.

The test case is described in detail in this post to the fedora-packaging mailing list:


This bug is really, really bad. Any package that correctly implements the packaging guideline

"A package should not own a directory that is owned by a package on which it depends."

will, due to the way rpm is currently working, violate the packaging guideline

"packages should own all directories needed in order not to leave orphaned directories after a package de-installation."

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 12:22:21 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 4 Panu Matilainen 2009-06-18 17:17:19 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 479257 ***

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