Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 750566
qtparted won't install because it is from F15 and requires libparted.so.0, and F16 has so.1
Last modified: 2013-02-13 17:27:04 EST
Description of problem:
I installed F16 RC2, and tried to install qtparted.
It won't install because the most recent qtparted RPM is from F15 and requires libparted.so.0, and F16 has libparted.so.1 pulled in by F16's parted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: reproducible
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F16 release candidate 2, live version
2. yum install qtparted
3. observe yum error messages
Unfortunately don't have access to the system
So, as I wrote on the devel mailing list, I think we need a parted2 compatibility package. I have to say I find it outright rude that the Fedora parted maintainer didn't provide one despite the major functionality removal, and also didn't announce the incompatible API and ABI change to the devel mailing list as he's supposed to. I also have to say that I find it outright rude from parted upstream to remove library functionality which applications are relying on and (part of) which appears not to be provided by any other library or tool (FAT and HFS resizing in particular).
(kde-partitionmanager also needs parted 2, not 3. GParted supports parted 3 and has been rebuilt against it, but cannot resize FAT and HFS partitions anymore.)
in case you haven't seen, this is fixed in parted-3.1:
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