Bug 78793 - Conflicts + Provides => impossible to install a package?
Conflicts + Provides => impossible to install a package?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-11-30 00:30 EST by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-01 23:35:36 EST
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Description Aleksey Nogin 2002-11-30 00:30:39 EST
rpm seems to be unwilling to install a package, thinking it conflicts itself!
This used to work in earlier versions of Red Hat.

# rpm -Uvh htmldoc-nogui-1.8.23-1.rh8.0.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        htmldoc conflicts with htmldoc-nogui-1.8.23-1.rh8.0
# rpm -q htmldoc
package htmldoc is not installed
# rpm -q --whatprovides htmldoc
no package provides htmldoc
# rpm -q --provides -p htmldoc-nogui-1.8.23-1.rh8.0.i386.rpm
htmldoc-nogui = 1.8.23-1.rh8.0
# rpm -q --conflicts -p htmldoc-nogui-1.8.23-1.rh8.0.i386.rpm
# rpm -q rpm

The package I am trying to install can be d/l'ed at

P.S. rpm --rebuilddb does not help.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-11-30 12:52:00 EST
Your conflicts is mis-written, expressing
	Conflict with all versions of htmldoc.
Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 2002-12-01 23:35:29 EST
Exactly, htmldoc-nogui conflicts with any version of htmldoc. But htmldoc-nogui
is *not* htmldoc, it just provides it. 

Again, this used to work before.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2002-12-02 09:59:23 EST
Again, you have a Provides: in htmldoc-nogui

# rpm -q --provides -p htmldoc-nogui-1.8.23-1.rh8.0.i386.rpm

that is triggering the conflict. Don't do that.
Comment 4 Aleksey Nogin 2002-12-02 10:54:27 EST
OK, how then do I create a package htmldoc-nogui that has the following properties:

1) Any package that requires htmldoc, should install happily when htmldoc-nogui
is installed.
2) htmldoc-nogui conflicts htmldoc.

Note: this used to be possible with previous versions of RPM!

I could remove the Conflicts from the spec and rely on file conflicts, but that
just does not seem right...

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