Bug 819254 - kde-settings-kdm conflicts with gdm
Summary: kde-settings-kdm conflicts with gdm
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 826910 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F18Alpha, F18AlphaBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-05-06 01:30 UTC by Bruno Wolff III
Modified: 2012-06-13 18:27 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-06-13 18:27:29 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Bruno Wolff III 2012-05-06 01:30:12 UTC
Description of problem:

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

Transaction Check Error:
  file /var/spool/gdm from install of kde-settings-kdm-4.8-8.fc18.noarch conflicts with file from package gdm-1:3.4.1-1.fc18.i686
  file /etc/ggz.modules.d from install of kdegames-6:4.8.3-1.fc18.i686 conflicts with file from package ggz-base-libs-0.99.5-10.fc17.i686

Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2012-05-06 09:14:13 UTC
These are co-owned directories, not files.

Comment 2 Bruno Wolff III 2012-05-06 12:39:22 UTC
That output is the result of a yum error that blocks any updates scheduled for
that transaction. The conflict needs to be resolved (maybe there are permission
differences or something similar) or the packages need a conflicts declaration
so that yum can remove a package from the transaction (so that --skip-broken
will work) before the transaction test step.

Comment 3 Bruno Wolff III 2012-05-06 12:59:04 UTC
I have confirmed that the access protections for the two definitions of the directory are different. I saw some place on the lists that rpm has started caring about this in rawhide, so the issue may not have triggered a conflict in earlier releases.

Comment 4 Bruno Wolff III 2012-05-06 13:01:54 UTC
[root@bruno Packages]# rpm -qlvp k/kde-settings-kdm-4.8-8.fc18.noarch.rpm g/gdm-3.4.1-1.fc18.i686.rpm | grep spool
drwxrwxr-x    2 root    root                        0 Apr 30 12:04 /var/spool/gdm
drwxr-xr-x    2 root    root                        0 Apr 16 18:21 /var/spool/gdm

Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2012-05-06 16:18:52 UTC
Oh duh, strange permissions…

gdm is the one having strange permissions here and should be fixed.

Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2012-05-08 14:50:08 UTC
We should probably just drop it.  Neither of us use it anymore, right?

Comment 7 Rex Dieter 2012-05-08 15:11:39 UTC
The code still supports looking there, but if plymouth doesn't use it, then dropping it indeed is the way to go.

Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2012-05-08 15:17:35 UTC
well plymouth still writes the file, but I'm thinking we could drop that now.

Comment 9 Kevin Kofler 2012-05-31 12:57:13 UTC
*** Bug 826910 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 Adam Williamson 2012-06-12 23:11:01 UTC
Both kde-settings-kdm and gdm are on the F17 DVD, so it's a reasonable assumption they will be on the F18 Alpha DVD. Non-explicit conflicts like this are verboten, so proposing as an Alpha blocker:

"There must be no file conflicts (cases where the files in some packages conflict but the packages have explicit Conflicts: tags are acceptable) or unresolved package dependencies during a media-based (DVD) install"

Comment 11 Rex Dieter 2012-06-13 17:39:56 UTC
Dropped owning that dir in kde-settings:

* Wed Jun 13 2012 Rex Dieter <rdieter@fedoraproject.org> 4.8-15.1
- kde-settings-kdm conflicts with gdm (#819254)

Comment 12 Ray Strode [halfline] 2012-06-13 18:27:29 UTC
Dropped it in GDM as well.

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