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Bug 77966 - 7.2 ksymoops obsoletes "kernel-utils" yet "kernel-utils" appears as part of a 7.2 errata
7.2 ksymoops obsoletes "kernel-utils" yet "kernel-utils" appears as part of a...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-11-15 17:40 EST by Adrian Likins
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-26 00:47:22 EDT
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Description Adrian Likins 2002-11-15 17:40:24 EST
Description of Problem:

In stock 7.2, there is no "kernel-utils" package. There is
however, a ksymoops package that obsoletes "kernel-utils".

At some point, an errata was released that included
"kernel-utils" for 7.2. At least
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-205.html seems
to include it.

Aside from the problem of having a package obsoleting 
something else that could potentially be installed alongside
it, up2date has issues with this.

Newest versions of the client will refuse to install a package
that will be obsoleted by something already installed. In this
case, that means "kernel-utils" wont be installed because it
is obsoleted by "ksymoops".

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