Bug 59928 - file conflict in xscreensaver-4.00-1
file conflict in xscreensaver-4.00-1
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
: 63595 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-02-14 21:23 EST by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:25 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-15 00:45:06 EST
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2002-02-14 21:23:57 EST
file /usr/share/control-center/Desktop/screensaver-properties.desktop from
install of xscreensaver-4.00-1 conflicts with file from package
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-03-28 04:04:00 EST
Fixed in current rawhide, and will also be ffixed in future rawhides.
Comment 2 Kjetil T. Homme 2002-04-13 18:43:13 EDT
The problem is back.

file /usr/share/control-center/Desktop/screensaver-properties.desktop from
install of control-center- conflicts with file from package
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-04-14 15:28:22 EDT
xscreensaver-4.01-2 is no longer in current rawhide...
Comment 4 Kjetil T. Homme 2002-04-14 16:15:01 EDT
Please don't be so oblique.  Do you mean there is a new version, or that
xscreensaver is gone altogether?  From the look of things, it's the latter.

# rpm -e xscreensaver
error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
        xscreensaver >= 4.01 is needed by control-center-

I guess I need to remove the package and install new control-center in one
RPM-operation.  How do I do that?  I could make a dummy package with higher
version number containing no files to get rid of the conflict, but it's a bit

(Is this a case where deb is superior?  A deb would say that control-center
replaces xscreensaver.  Can RPM do that?)
Comment 5 Jonathan Kamens 2002-04-14 21:14:52 EDT
He means just what he said.  The RPM about which you're reporting a problem,
xscreensaver-4.01-2, is no longer the current xscreensaver version in Raw Hide. 
It wasn't removed, it was downgraded.  The current Raw Hide xscreensaver version
is 3.33-4, which (I think) doesn't have this problem.
Comment 6 Kjetil T. Homme 2002-04-15 04:05:19 EDT
Allright, so shouldn't epoch for xscreensaver 3.33-4 be bumped?  4.01-2 was part
of skipjack after all.

I did fix the problem with
# rpm --oldpackage -Uvh xscreensaver-3.33-4.i386.rpm 

(perhaps this exchange in Bugzilla is enough documentation :)
Comment 7 Jonathan Kamens 2002-04-15 20:49:49 EDT
The epoch doesn't need to be bumped because beta releases are caveat emptor,
don't try to install them on a production system, don't try to upgrade from them
after the final release comes out, etc.  Beta packages which never make it to a
production release "just didn't happen," as far as RH policies are concerned.
Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2002-04-16 01:39:24 EDT
*** Bug 63595 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Kjetil T. Homme 2002-05-02 21:57:08 EDT
xscreensaver-4.01-2 is in Raw Hide now as far as I can tell?
(with the file conflict)
Comment 10 Need Real Name 2002-05-12 22:42:38 EDT
file /usr/share/control-center/Desktop/screensaver-properties.desktop from
install of xscreensaver-4.01-2 conflicts with file from package

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