Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77403
graphical rpm installer does strange things
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm not sure that I have this bug under the correct package. I have used the new
graphical package manager in RH8 several times, and it behaves very erratically.
The first time, after a new install, I used it to install abiword and gnumeric.
Afterward, they were there but now OpenOffice was gone. This happened twice on
two different computers. Another example: I have GNOME installed. Sometimes when
I go to install other software, the package manager says that none of GNOME is
currently installed, or parts are missing. If I do nothing with the GNOME
checkboxes and install the other software, sometimes I end up with GNOME
packages missing. This can be fixed by re-running the pacakge manager and
selecting all of the GNOME components. The problem is, then I worry about what
else is going to get hosed. I use CUPS instead of LPRng, and I have also had
trouble with CUPS getting messed up and LPRng reinstalled when I run the package
manager for something else.
In a nutshell, the package manager seems unable to keep track of what really is
installed and what is supposed to be removed. At this point, I avoid using it,
and just use rpm at the command line if I know what specific packages need to be
installed or removed. I've had no trouble with that.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run the 'Packages' program from the 'System Settings' menu
2.Examine what packages the program says are installed
3.Pick a package to install
Actual Results: The listed packages are sometimes different from what you KNOW
are installed. For example, you are using GNOME, but it says GNOME is not
installed. Installing a packages sometimes results in the removal of other
packages that were not selected for removal
Expected Results: The package list should accurately identify what packages are
installed, and should only remove or install packages that you select/deselect.
I haven't seen this or any other reports of it.
Can you give exact steps to reproduce the problem you're seeing?
Closing due to lack of activity.