Description of problem:
# yum upgrade
Error: Package: 1:emacs-bbdb-el-2.35-6.fc17.noarch (@base)
Requires: emacs-bbdb = 1:2.35-6.fc17
Removing: 1:emacs-bbdb-2.35-6.fc17.noarch (@base)
emacs-bbdb = 1:2.35-6.fc17
Updated By: 1:emacs-bbdb-2.35-7.fc17.noarch (updates)
emacs-bbdb = 1:2.35-7.fc17
This happens because of missing Provides:/Obsoletes: in emacs-bbdb.
Btw: please avoid such packaging changes (removal of -el subpackage) during a release; it's a non-trivial modification without much use and its effects are difficultly to overview.
Thanks for your report. I can't answer for Jonathan's reasoning when doing the packaging change in a release branch. I'm only his new co-maintainer. But given that it is done, it would probably just make things worse to try to revert it. I'll add the additional tag.
There actually is a Provides/Obsoletes in release 7 already. But unfortunately, it obsoleted versions with release <= 6. When a dist tag is added, as in 6.fc17, that package is considered greater than 6, so the obsoleting didn't happen. I'll change it to release < 7 instead.
emacs-bbdb-2.35-8.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing emacs-bbdb-2.35-8.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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emacs-bbdb-2.35-8.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.