Bug 863539 - Weird behaviour when invoking 'yum groupremove xfce'
Weird behaviour when invoking 'yum groupremove xfce'
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Fedora Packaging Toolset Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-05 14:31 EDT by Georgiy Treyvus
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:29 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 09:29:22 EST
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transaction file don't know if this helps any (24.40 KB, application/octet-stream)
2012-10-05 14:31 EDT, Georgiy Treyvus
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Description Georgiy Treyvus 2012-10-05 14:31:04 EDT
Created attachment 622372 [details]
transaction file don't know if this helps any

Description of problem:

I did:
yum groupinstall xfce

That went okay. Then I decided I didn't want XFCE anymore so I went:
yum groupremove xfce

After the dependencies were resolved and I said yes go forward with the transaction the following error appeared:
ERROR with transaction check vs depsolve:
desktop-backgrounds-compat is needed by (installed) lightdm-gtk-1.3.1-1.fc19.x86_64
Please report this error in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Fedora&version=rawhide&component=yum
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
Your transaction was saved, rerun it with:
 yum load-transaction /tmp/yum_save_tx.2012-10-05.13-39.nVQH97.yumtx

It said to report the bug and I did. I also reported this because it claims it can't remove something because it's needed by lightdm which I never installed and don't know how that ended up on my system. Clearly something is amiss. Regardless the workaround was easy. All I had to do was:
yum remove *lightdm*
and then:
yum groupremove xfce
worked smoothely.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@PANTHER georgiy]# yum --version
  Installed: rpm-4.10.1-1.fc19.x86_64 at 2012-10-04 23:19
  Built    : Fedora Project at 2012-10-03 10:22
  Committed: Panu Matilainen <pmatilai@redhat.com> at 2012-10-03

  Installed: yum-3.4.3-43.fc19.noarch at 2012-10-04 23:22
  Built    : Fedora Project at 2012-09-07 19:55
  Committed: James Antill <james at fedoraproject.org> at 2012-09-07
[root@PANTHER georgiy]# 

How reproducible:

Additional info:
Not that it should effect things much but I had both clean_requirements_on_remove and groupremove_leaf_only set to 1 in /etc/yum.conf
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 12:57:39 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
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