Bug 877259 - Conflicts with RHEL qemu
Summary: Conflicts with RHEL qemu
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: qemu
Version: el6
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lubomir Rintel
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-11-16 04:02 UTC by Kevin Fenzi
Modified: 2013-03-19 09:59 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Kevin Fenzi 2012-11-16 04:02:39 UTC
qemu package in EPEL is conflicting with the RHEL qemu package. 

Is the idea here to provide a version in EPEL for ppc64?
If so, please follow: 


If the idea is to provide a qemu package that provides things RHEL does not, please make it not conflict or overlap RHEL. 

At the very least I am seeing: 

Transaction Check Error:
  file /usr/share/man/man1/qemu-img.1.gz from install of qemu-img-2:1.2.0-19.el6.1.i686 conflicts with file from package qemu-img-2:

which should get fixed. ;)

Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2012-11-19 13:31:40 UTC
From what we see here, the qemu-img package from EPEL tries to replace the
qemu-img package from RHEL - which is inacceptable!

Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2012-11-19 16:20:26 UTC
--> Processing Dependency: qemu-img = 2: for package: 2:qemu-kvm- 
---> Package qemu-img.i686 2:1.2.0-19.el6.1 will be an update

Comment 3 Lubomir Rintel (GoodData, inactive) 2012-11-20 08:58:46 UTC
I need help with this.

Is it somehow possible to blacklist qemu-img.i686 from being propagated into epel/x86_64 repository?

Comment 4 Robert Scheck 2012-11-20 10:28:10 UTC
Why is that package being built at all? I think that package should be simply
just conditional within the *.spec file by using %{?rhel} and %if(n)arch macro.

Comment 5 Lubomir Rintel (GoodData, inactive) 2012-11-20 12:14:47 UTC
Robert, it is in fact conditional and not built in EPEL/x86_64.
In RHEL/i686 qemu-img is not available, unlike in RHEL/x86_64.
Thus, we only build the i686 version in EPEL.

What happens here is that i686 version attempts to update the x86_64 one.
(the same applies to qemu-guest-agent I guess)

Comment 6 Kevin Fenzi 2012-11-20 17:46:04 UTC

Basically we really need some brave soul to hack mash to support whitelist/blacklists and/or work with the way RHEL does multiarch so we don't run into this. ;( Any takers? :) 

Could you just make this parallel installable? ie, 'qemu12' vs 'qemu' ? It would be a new review, but would avoid at least this issue.

Comment 7 Robert Scheck 2012-11-21 10:20:50 UTC
Lubomir: Can we please unpush qemu on EPEL 6 testing till this is solved?

Comment 8 Pádraig Brady 2012-11-21 10:59:59 UTC
Lubomir, can you unpush the testing update in bodhi until this is fixed.

Comment 9 Lubomir Rintel (GoodData, inactive) 2012-11-21 13:18:50 UTC
Sure, done.

Comment 10 Paolo Bonzini 2013-03-19 09:59:37 UTC
Since this package has never been in EPEL (except as part of the testing repo), perhaps we can use a lower Epoch than Fedora and RHEL?  Fedora and RHEL use 2, we can use 1.

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