Bug 499079 - Bad EVR
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: java-1.6.0-openjdk (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lillian Angel
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Blocks: 504189
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Reported: 2009-05-05 02:27 EDT by Lubomir Rintel
Modified: 2009-08-10 04:45 EDT (History)
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Clone Of: 498967
Last Closed: 2009-08-06 17:15:12 EDT
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Description Lubomir Rintel 2009-05-05 02:27:01 EDT
Your initial EVR was smaller than one of EPEL packages. Needless to say, the EPEL package is EOL-ed, is unsupported by you and doesn't get regularly updated for security fixes anymore.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #498967 +++

RHEL contains java-1.6.0-openjdk- which contains recent security patches, but EPEL contains java-1.6.0-openjdk-, which is newer according to yum, but hasn't been updated since October last year.
Comment 1 Noa Resare 2009-05-20 10:04:25 EDT
For all you bugzilla lurkers out there, a band aid solution to this repository incompatibility is to add


to the [epel] segment of your /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo
Comment 2 Michael Stahnke 2009-06-05 10:38:29 EDT
Ping?  This is a real problem and RH should release a new package with a new NVR to fix it.  The EPEL community has tried to communicate and work with RH here. 

Please advise.
Comment 3 Lillian Angel 2009-06-08 13:06:19 EDT
it will be fixed with the next update.
Comment 4 Dennis Gilmore 2009-07-01 15:43:01 EDT
Lillian according to the list of packages in 5.4 beta this is not fixed.  Please make it fixed.
Comment 5 Dennis Gilmore 2009-07-01 15:57:24 EDT
This needs fixing in 5.4  and can not wait for 5.5 its been broken since 5.3 was released. It poses a real security risk for users who have the epel package installed.
Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2009-08-06 17:15:12 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

Comment 14 Noa Resare 2009-08-10 04:45:46 EDT
I can confirm that this issue is resolved with the java-1.6.0-openjdk- errata package (Advisory RHSA-2009:1201-1)

This means that there is no longer any need for the exclude line in epel.repo

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