Bug 71542 - up2date downgrades system without warning
Summary: up2date downgrades system without warning
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-08-14 22:33 UTC by Kjetil T. Homme
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-14 22:33:12 UTC
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Description Kjetil T. Homme 2002-08-14 22:33:08 UTC
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Description of problem:
up2date blindly installs packages without checking dependencies which are newer
than its package list.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade from 7.3 to Raw Hide.  this includes the transition console-tools -> kbd
2. run up2date -u

Actual Results:  up2date removed kbd and installed console-tools without asking.
 it also downgraded gnome-user-docs for some reason.

Expected Results:  up2date should have noted that this would break the system
horribly, and asked the user if he really wanted to do this.  (even
"initscripts" had unmet dependencies after up2date had done its job.)

Additional info:

I use apt-rpm to keep my system up-to-date on Raw Hide.

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2002-08-15 18:33:16 UTC
the packages are "odd' (console-tools, and "kbd")

They obsolete each other at various points in time.
up2date tracks down obsoletes, so in this case, it
can cause probablems. 

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