Bug 832822 - broken update path
Summary: broken update path
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: emacs-bbdb
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Göran Uddeborg
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-06-17 16:24 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2012-07-19 09:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-07-19 09:18:43 UTC

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Description Enrico Scholz 2012-06-17 16:24:44 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Göran Uddeborg 2012-07-04 22:06:17 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Göran Uddeborg 2012-07-05 15:41:06 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-07-05 15:56:59 UTC
emacs-bbdb-2.35-8.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-07-05 23:38:16 UTC
Package emacs-bbdb-2.35-8.fc17:
* 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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then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-07-19 09:18:43 UTC
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.

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