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Bug 87810 - Errata upgrade for RH 7.1 doesn't install due to readline dependency
Errata upgrade for RH 7.1 doesn't install due to readline dependency
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel-utils (Show other bugs)
7.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-20...
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Reported: 2003-04-02 15:53 EST by Daniel Roesen
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-27 18:27:24 EST
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Description Daniel Roesen 2003-04-02 15:53:39 EST
When trying to install the kernel-utils package of the kernel
errata RHSA-2002-205.html on a RH 7.1 machine, I get the following
problem:

# rpm -i kernel-utils-2.4-8.13.7.2.i386.rpm 
error: failed dependencies:
	libreadline.so.4   is needed by kernel-utils-2.4-8.13.7.2
# rpm -q readline 
readline-4.1-9
# ll /usr/lib/libreadline.so.4
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           18 Jul 12  2001
/usr/lib/libreadline.so.4 -> libreadline.so.4.1
# rpm -i kernel-utils-2.4-8.13.7.2.i386.rpm 
error: failed dependencies:
	libreadline.so.4   is needed by kernel-utils-2.4-8.13.7.2

It looks like the readline RPM (original RH 7.1) misses the
"provides: libreadline.so.4"

Then again:

# rpm -q --obsoletes ksymoops
kernel-utils  
# rpm -q ksymoops
ksymoops-2.4.0-3

If kernel-utils was obsoleted by ksymoops, where are all the tools
gone to (there is much more than just ksymoops in the kernel-utils
package).

A similar problem was reported in:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=10717
Did this problem reappear perhaps?

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