Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85579
Packge management: Unable to add software/packages after running up2date.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:50 EDT
Description of problem:
Package Managements: Unable to add software/packages after system is up2dated
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Redhat Linux 8.0 with few items NOT installed, such as the gcc compiler
2. Run up2date and update to current packages.
3. Go back and try to add gcc compiler (Click on Red Hat -> System Settings ->
Package Managements will fail with such messages as "failed.... dependent
packages are ... pam-0.75-10 is required. (Sorry, I reload my system so I don't
have the actual message). I did a "rpm -qa|grep" and notice that the
package(s) were updated to newer version (such as pam-0.75-16). This is true
for any other UNINSTALLED packages prior to running up2date.
Packages to be added regardless of what version of the dependent packages to be.
I have the same problem.
I have installed the last pam package for update my system for fix the security
problem with samba.
Actually I can't remove the pam package (pam-0.75-46.8.0.src.rpm) that I have
Do you know how I could do this?
I have a similar problem with RH 9. I did a selective installation and later
needed the gcc compiler. I tried to use the Package Management utility
provided with RedHat on the Gnome desktop to add the development packages and
it gave me an error 'unlocatable packages'. I queried the packages listed by
the package management app and they were already installed. The packages that
I had installed were newer than the ones requested. I noticed that the up2date
application updated the files earlier to a newer version. From what I have
seen it appears that the Package Management app is useless once the up2date app
has updated files that are required by the packages on the CD. I suggest that
either the packages support newer dependices or that the Package Management app
supply a --nodependency function to force an installation.
This has nothing to do with pam.