Bug 674468 - yum-changelog should depend on python-dateutil
Summary: yum-changelog should depend on python-dateutil
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum
Version: 5.5
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-02-02 02:40 UTC by Travers Carter
Modified: 2014-01-21 06:20 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-02-04 15:18:42 UTC
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Description Travers Carter 2011-02-02 02:40:21 UTC
Description of problem:
After a successful "yum install yum-changelog" the yum changelog command fails with the error "Dateutil module not available, so can't parse dates".  Manually running "yum install python-dateutil" resolves the problem

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yum-changelog 1.1.16-13.el5_4.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure python-dateutil isn't installed
2. yum install yum-changelog
3. yum changelog <package-name>
Actual results:
"Dateutil module not available, so can't parse dates"

Expected results:
Changelog for the selected package should be display

Additional info:
Appears to have been reported some time ago against CentOS v5

Comment 1 James Antill 2011-02-04 15:18:42 UTC
 python-dateutil isn't in RHEL-5, so yum can't depend on it. There is some functionality that works without it, and it tells you to install it for the functionality it needs.

 The command is used by one of:

yum changelog <number of changelog entries>    <packages>...
yum changelog <date of oldest changelog entry> <packages>...


yum changelog 2 zsh

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