Bug 78793 - Conflicts + Provides => impossible to install a package?
Summary: Conflicts + Provides => impossible to install a package?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
URL: http://rpm.nogin.org/MetaPRL/rh80/htm...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-30 05:30 UTC by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-02 04:35:36 UTC

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Description Aleksey Nogin 2002-11-30 05:30:39 UTC
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 17:52:00 UTC
Your conflicts is mis-written, expressing
	Conflict with all versions of htmldoc.

Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 2002-12-02 04:35:29 UTC
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 14:59:23 UTC
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 15:54:27 UTC
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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