Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74546
Deleted random packages on cancel
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
I ran redhat-config-packages, click to install some new packages and clicked to
remove some I didn't need. Then clicked "update", it said it was "preparing to
install/delete" then it said insert CD 1 of Psyche. I didn't have a CD, so I
clicked cancel ... it then did something (with the UI hung) for about 5 minutes.
After that, I ran it again and it said I didn't have gnome installed ...
worrying slightly about what it had done I rebooted. At least the following
GDM was deleted, and has been replaced with kdm in the startup.
evolution has been deleted.
Multiload applet has been deleted.
I hadn't requested any of these packages to be deleted, it's also
possible/likely that other things have gone.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. click to add a bunch of packages, and delete a bunch of different ones.
2. click "upgrade"
3. click "cancel" at CD insert prompt.
Random packages deleted.
Either just the reqeusted deleted packages to be deleted ... or do nothing as
the installs cannot be satisfied.
It's pretty hard to work out what I need to install to make "gnome" thinks it's
installed again ... probably some of the standard packages got deleted, but it's
not easy to see which.
I can't reproduce this here -- are you sure you didn't select to remove a lot of
packages and maybe that removal got moved to the beginning of the transaction set?
As I said, I did select to have _some_ removed ... but not all of the ones that
got deleted (specifically gnome-applets, gnome-games, evolution, nautilus and
gdm were _NOT_ selected for removal -- and they were gone).
I guess it's possible that I decided to have a dependancy of those removed, by
accident, however it didn't tell me it was going to remove them. Also I have
since used redhat-config-packages to just add things (when I have the CDs), and
if you have to click cancel then it returns very quickly ... when the above
problem occured a _lot_ of disk activity happened after I clicked cancel and
before the program exited. I assume this is when the packages were deleted that
I didn't want deleted ... but it's hard to say.
In theory I could try creating the problem again, but I don't have a test
machine ... the above was done with my company laptop and I had to spend time
the next day downloading a version of evolution so I could read my work email.
 some rpm was required by firstboot before it would do anything, and I
manually installed it ... but it only looks at rpms installed when you start it.
Did you possibly select authoring/publishing for removal?
I can't guarantee it, but it's likely.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74958 ***