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Bug 76347 - Unable to update packages - missing scrollkeeper
Unable to update packages - missing scrollkeeper
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2002-10-20 12:13 EDT by Rick Richardson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-20 14:02:28 EDT
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Description Rick Richardson 2002-10-20 12:13:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am unable to update the packages installed on my system.  Whever I try to
update I get a dialog box that says there was a dependency failure -
scrollkeeper is needed by ggv and evolution, and it can't find scrollkeeper.

It seems to me that redhat-config-packages should be able to resolve the
dependency and figure out what package it needs to install to get scrollkeeper. 
I went thru the list of packages displayed by redhat-config-packages and could
not locate it.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade install of 8.0 over 7.2
2. Start-><something>->Packages
3. select ggv and evolution for installation

Actual Results:  Fails to update any packages.

Expected Results:  Should update packages.

Additional info:

Sheesh, the start menu items are confusing.  3 different categories to look in
for system settings, and I still have not figured out how to enable telnetd and
sshd.  But I digress!
Comment 1 Rick Richardson 2002-10-20 12:24:10 EDT
OK, so I went directly to the CD and tried to install scrollkeeper. with "rpm -i
scrollkeeper".  Bu rpm claims its already installed.  Yet redhat-config-packages
doesn't seem to be able to figure this out.
Comment 2 Rick Richardson 2002-10-20 12:28:08 EDT
Tried to do a "rpm -i --force scrollkeeper*rpm" from the CD.  It just hangs and
I have to use a kill -9 to kill rpm, plain kill does not work.
Comment 3 Rick Richardson 2002-10-20 14:02:22 EDT
What a mess the 8.0 upgrade is.  I removed /var/lib/rpm/__db* and rebuilt the
rpm database with rpmdb --rebuild (why isn't this a GUI option when
redhat-config-packages decides it can't do an install?).

Then, I was able to add the evolution packages.  Interestingly enough,
redhat-config-packages added far more than evolution.

So I got to wondering what would happen if I started redhat-config-packages
again, selected nothing new, and moved on to update.  In theory nothing should
happen, right?  Nope.  It installed even more stuff, a bunch of configuation
utilities and the "missing" openssh server (hopefully I'll get a Gnome menu item
to configure it, too).  I can't wait till this pass finishes and I try this a
third time.  What are the odds that it will pick up even more packages that it
forgot to install when I did the original 7.2 -> 8.0 upgrade?

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-31 17:53:00 EST
Upgrades don't pull in new packages.  redhat-config-packages's logic is such
that it makes it easy to get the package groups you want installed.

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