Bug 507886 - dd_rescue inappropriately obsoletes ddrescue
dd_rescue inappropriately obsoletes ddrescue
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: dd_rescue (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Andreas Thienemann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-24 12:02 EDT by Mike Lococo
Modified: 2010-12-04 16:28 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: dd_rescue-1.23-1.el5
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Last Closed: 2010-11-27 18:37:37 EST
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Description Mike Lococo 2009-06-24 12:02:11 EDT
Description of problem:
dd_rescue innapropriately obsoletes ddrescue, please remove the "obsoletes: ddrescue" line from the spec file.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.14-7.fc9 (current version from the epel5 repository as of the filing of this bug)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install ddrescue
Actual results:
... <snipped yum output>
Package ddrescue is obsoleted by dd_rescue, trying to install dd_rescue-1.12-6.el5.i386 instead
... <snipped yum output>

Expected results:
Install ddrescue, not dd_rescue.

Additional info:
* I believe that at one time in the past the dd_rescue software from http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/ was distributed inside a package named ddrescue.

* This was confusing because there is a different piece of software which provides similar functionality called ddrescue from http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html.  In order to resolve this confusion, dd_rescue was packaged under a package of the same name and was set to obsolete the ddrescue package (which at the time was just a duplicate)

* At some later point, ddrescue was packaged, but dd_rescue was not updated to remove the obsoletes line.

This naming kerfuffle appears to be documented somewhat in bug #434859.  At this point there appears to be no reason for the obsoletes, as the two pieces of software are entirely different alternatives to each other.
Comment 1 Mike Lococo 2010-07-09 12:29:11 EDT
This bug is still unresolved.  Is there any chance that the one-line fix that I suggested in my original report will be applied to the specfile?  ddrescue is by far the better of the two packages, providing a superset of the functionality in dd_rescue, but the standard install process is broken by this trivial dependency bug.
Comment 2 Susi Lehtola 2010-11-18 07:00:50 EST
Comment 3 Andreas Thienemann 2010-11-18 07:14:28 EST
Had a chat on IRC. Seems sensible. Will be done.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2010-11-18 20:28:58 EST
dd_rescue-1.23-1.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-11-18 20:29:51 EST
dd_rescue-1.23-1.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2010-11-19 13:32:22 EST
dd_rescue-1.23-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update dd_rescue'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/dd_rescue-1.23-1.el5
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2010-11-27 18:37:32 EST
dd_rescue-1.23-1.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2010-12-04 16:28:17 EST
dd_rescue-1.23-1.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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