Bug 56836 - rpm -Uvh fails dependancy check - cannot find /usr/bin/perl
rpm -Uvh fails dependancy check - cannot find /usr/bin/perl
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wu-ftpd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-11-28 11:49 EST by Robin Norwood
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-28 11:49:11 EST
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Description Robin Norwood 2001-11-28 11:49:05 EST
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Description of problem:
Installing the package from file 'wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.i386.rpm'
downloaded from Red Hat today after receiving RHSA-2001:157-06.  rpm -Uvh
gives failed dependancy check - could not find /usr/bin/perl - perl is
installed on system, but not by rpm.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. perl was previously installed (5.7.0), from source, not rpm.
2. upgrading wu-ftpd from wu-ftpd-2.6.1-6, which was installed via rpm.
3. command: rpm -Uvh wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.i386.rpm

Actual Results:  quote - "
error: failed dependencies:
	/usr/bin/perl   is needed by wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1

Expected Results:  package should have been installed - /usr/bin/perl was a
symlink to the perl binary - perl is installed (correctly?) and works.

Additional info:

package was installed successfully using rpm -Uvh --nodeps
wu-ftpd-2.6.1-16.7x.1.i386.rpm - no problems since.

Not entirely sure that this is the correct category for this bug, but it
seems to be a packaging issue.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-11-28 11:56:48 EST
rpm by definition doesn't recognize dependencies fulfilled by anything other 
than rpm packages. Simply use --nodeps if you know the dependency is fulfilled 
by something else.

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