Bug 981089 - Non-existent environment group after installing KDE using yum groupinstall and removing it
Summary: Non-existent environment group after installing KDE using yum groupinstall an...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 19
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-07-04 02:13 UTC by Michel Alexandre Salim
Modified: 2015-02-17 15:50 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 15:50:06 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Michel Alexandre Salim 2013-07-04 02:13:06 UTC
I installed KDE 4.10 right after Fedora 19 came out, using:

  yum groupinstall "KDE Plasma Workspaces"

(per comps-f19.xml.in, the group ID is kde-desktop)

After installation is done, curiously yum grouplist shows that KDE Plasma Workspaces is available, not installed.

After removing KDE using "yum remove kde\*", Every 'yum update' operation results in a warning being shown:

Warning: Environment Group kde-desktop-environment does not exist.
No packages marked for update

Note that the group is different from the group in comps-f19, but this environment id is valid and is in comps-f19.xml

Comps group:  kde-desktop / kde-desktop-environment

This could be a yum bug, so for completeness:

Comment 1 Michel Alexandre Salim 2013-07-04 02:29:34 UTC
Note: removing using yum groupremove instead of manually using yum remove results in this:

# yum groupremove "KDE Plasma Workspaces"
No environment named KDE Plasma Workspaces exists
No group named KDE Plasma Workspaces exists
No packages to remove from groups

# yum groupremove kde-desktop
=> this succeeds in removing the warning, but then when I issue yum update, it tries to install some KDE packages, so something KDE-related must still be left behind:

 akonadi                           x86_64 1.9.2-1.fc19            fedora  715 k
 akonadi-mysql                     x86_64 1.9.2-1.fc19            fedora   15 k
 apper                             x86_64 0.8.1-0.3.20130511.fc19 fedora  987 k
 appmenu-qt                        x86_64 0.2.6-3.fc19            fedora   33 k
 ark                               x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  276 k
 bluedevil                         x86_64 1.3-3.fc19              updates 438 k
 cagibi                            x86_64 0.2.0-5.fc19            fedora   55 k
 gwenview                          x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  1.9 M
 initial-setup                     noarch 0.3.6-2.fc19            fedora   31 k
 k3b-extras-freeworld              x86_64 1:2.0.2-11.fc19         rpmfusion-free
                                                                           64 k
 kamera                            x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   62 k
 kamoso                            x86_64 2.0.2-10.fc19           fedora  233 k
 kcalc                             x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  172 k
 kcharselect                       x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   92 k
 kcm-gtk                           x86_64 0.5.3-12.fc19           fedora   53 k
 kcm_touchpad                      x86_64 0.3.1-9.fc19            fedora   47 k
 kcolorchooser                     x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   15 k
 kde-baseapps                      x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  3.4 M
 kde-plasma-networkmanagement      x86_64 1:        updates 533 k
                                   x86_64 1:        updates  50 k
                                   x86_64 1:        updates  65 k
 kde-plasma-networkmanagement-pptp x86_64 1:        updates  38 k
 kde-plasma-networkmanagement-vpnc x86_64 1:        updates  52 k
 kde-print-manager                 x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  268 k
 kde-runtime                       x86_64 4.10.4-2.fc19           updates 7.2 M
 kde-settings-pulseaudio           noarch 19-23.fc19              fedora   14 k
 kde-workspace                     x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates  13 M
 kdeaccessibility                  noarch 1:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora   14 k
 kdegames-minimal                  noarch 6:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora  7.0 k
 kdegraphics-strigi-analyzer       x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   27 k
 kdegraphics-thumbnailers          x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   50 k
 kdelibs                           x86_64 6:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora   11 M
 kdenetwork-kdnssd                 x86_64 7:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora   38 k
 kdenetwork-kget                   x86_64 7:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora  1.4 M
 kdepim                            x86_64 7:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora   10 M
 kdeplasma-addons                  x86_64 4.10.4-2.fc19           fedora  2.8 M
 kdm                               x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates 651 k
 kgpg                              x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  957 k
 kipi-plugins                      x86_64 3.2.0-3.fc19            fedora  7.8 M
 kmix                              x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  568 k
 konsole                           x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   77 k
 kruler                            x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  133 k
 kscreen                           x86_64 1:1.0-1.fc19            updates 154 k
 ksnapshot                         x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  308 k
 ksshaskpass                       x86_64 0.5.3-5.fc19            fedora   20 k
 ksysguard                         x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates 286 k
 kwallet                           x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  350 k
 kwebkitpart                       x86_64 1.3.2-2.fc19            fedora  299 k
 kwrite                            x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   77 k
 okular                            x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  414 k
 oxygen-gtk                        noarch 1.2.0-4.fc19            fedora  4.7 k
 phonon-backend-gstreamer          x86_64 2:4.6.3-1.fc19          fedora  138 k
 plasma-scriptengine-python        x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates  82 k
 system-config-services            noarch 0.101.10-1.fc19         fedora  209 k
 xine-lib-extras-freeworld         x86_64 1.1.21-6.fc19           rpmfusion-free
                                                                          278 k
 xsettings-kde                     x86_64 0.12.3-5.fc19           fedora   26 k
 xterm                             x86_64 293-1.fc19              fedora  453 k
Installing for dependencies:
 ark-libs                          x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  134 k
 gwenview-libs                     x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  341 k
 jovie                             x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  407 k
 jovie-libs                        x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   31 k
 k3b                               x86_64 1:2.0.2-16.fc19         fedora  1.3 M
 k3b-common                        noarch 1:2.0.2-16.fc19         fedora  6.7 M
 k3b-libs                          x86_64 1:2.0.2-16.fc19         fedora  1.2 M
 kaccessible                       x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   39 k
 kaccessible-libs                  x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   20 k
 kactivities                       x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  308 k
 kate-part                         x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  1.6 M
 kcm_colors                        x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates 141 k
 kde-baseapps-libs                 x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  412 k
 kde-plasma-networkmanagement-libs x86_64 1:        updates 1.0 M
 kde-runtime-drkonqi               x86_64 4.10.4-2.fc19           updates 196 k
 kde-runtime-flags                 noarch 4.10.4-2.fc19           updates 141 k
 kde-runtime-libs                  x86_64 4.10.4-2.fc19           updates 1.2 M
 kde-settings                      noarch 19-23.fc19              fedora   44 k
 kde-settings-kdm                  noarch 19-23.fc19              fedora   30 k
 kde-settings-ksplash              noarch 19-23.fc19              fedora   15 k
 kde-settings-plasma               noarch 19-23.fc19              fedora   15 k
 kde-workspace-libs                x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates 1.0 M
 kdelibs-common                    x86_64 6:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora  1.9 M
 kdenetwork-common                 noarch 7:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora  9.6 k
 kdenetwork-kget-libs              x86_64 7:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora  276 k
 kdepim-libs                       x86_64 7:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora  5.8 M
 kdepim-runtime                    x86_64 1:4.10.4-1.fc19.2       fedora  3.0 M
 kdepim-runtime-libs               x86_64 1:4.10.4-1.fc19.2       fedora  148 k
 kdepimlibs                        x86_64 4.10.4-2.fc19           fedora  2.3 M
 kdepimlibs-akonadi                x86_64 4.10.4-2.fc19           fedora  1.5 M
 kdepimlibs-kxmlrpcclient          x86_64 4.10.4-2.fc19           fedora   38 k
 kdeplasma-addons-libs             x86_64 4.10.4-2.fc19           fedora  403 k
 kgreeter-plugins                  x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates  91 k
 kio_msits                         x86_64 7:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora   19 k
 kio_sysinfo                       x86_64 20090930-6.fc19         fedora  361 k
 kipi-plugins-libs                 x86_64 3.2.0-3.fc19            fedora  118 k
 kmag                              x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  121 k
 kmahjongg                         x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  1.1 M
 kmines                            x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  645 k
 kmousetool                        x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   68 k
 kmouth                            x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  410 k
 konsole-part                      x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  387 k
 kpat                              x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  2.9 M
 ksysguard-libs                    x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates 239 k
 ksysguardd                        x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates 110 k
 libkcddb                          x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  258 k
 libkdcraw                         x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  473 k
 libkdegames                       x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  6.7 M
 libkexiv2                         x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  253 k
 libkgapi                          x86_64 2.0.1-1.fc19            fedora  341 k
 libkgeomap                        x86_64 3.2.0-3.fc19            fedora  184 k
 libkipi                           x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora   98 k
 libkmahjongg                      x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  1.8 M
 libkolab                          x86_64 0.4.1-3.fc19            fedora  290 k
 libksane                          x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  103 k
 libkscreen                        x86_64 1:1.0-1.fc19            updates  72 k
 libktorrent                       x86_64 1.3.1-2.fc19            fedora  640 k
 libkvkontakte                     x86_64 3.2.0-3.fc19            fedora  106 k
 libkworkspace                     x86_64 4.10.4-5.fc19           updates 107 k
 libmediawiki                      x86_64 3.2.0-3.fc19            fedora   78 k
 marble                            x86_64 1:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora   15 M
 marble-libs                       x86_64 1:4.10.4-1.fc19         fedora  2.0 M
 nepomuk-core                      x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  506 k
 nepomuk-core-libs                 x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  281 k
 nepomuk-widgets                   x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  119 k
 okular-libs                       x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  225 k
 okular-part                       x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  907 k
 polkit-kde                        x86_64 0.99.1-1.20130311git.fc19
                                                                  fedora   70 k
 pykde4                            x86_64 4.10.4-1.fc19           fedora  4.1 M

Transaction Summary
Install  57 Packages (+69 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 141 M
Installed size: 423 M

Comment 2 Michel Alexandre Salim 2013-07-04 03:15:19 UTC
yum history list from the time of the groupinstall:
ID     | Command line             | Date and time    | Action(s)      | Altered
   150 | history rollback force 1 | 2013-07-04 10:06 | E, I           |   28   
   149 | history undo 139         | 2013-07-04 09:41 | Erase          |  114 EE
   148 | remove kde-filesystem    | 2013-07-04 09:34 | Erase          |    8   
   147 | remove initial-setup sys | 2013-07-04 09:22 | Erase          |    3   
   146 | install system-config-se | 2013-07-04 09:18 | Install        |    2   
   145 | groupremove kde-desktop  | 2013-07-04 09:15 | Erase          |   11   
   144 | install wesnoth          | 2013-07-03 21:08 | Install        |    6   
   143 | update                   | 2013-07-03 20:27 | Update         |    5 P<
   142 | remove kde-settings-kdm  | 2013-07-03 20:19 | Erase          |    1 >#
   141 | remove kde-settings-kdm  | 2013-07-03 20:10 | Erase          |    1 ##
   140 | shell                    | 2013-07-03 20:05 | E, R           |  117 ##
   139 | groupinstall KDE Plasma  | 2013-07-03 19:40 | Install        |  242   

- per this, I tried transaction #149 -- undoing the KDE installation:

- per skvidal's suggestion I tried using rollback instead.
- rolling back #139 actually results in yum trying to install those remaining KDE packages.
- rolling back #138 instead seems to work (it brings back packages like VLC that got removed when I was sorting out the mess, but nothing more), but a subsequent yum update again attempts to pull in KDE

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2013-07-09 16:17:27 UTC
The kde-desktop and kde-desktop-environment groups have the same name attribute.
Don't do that.

How we want to fix this for F-19 is debatable, since it's been released. In the meantime, refer to them by id, not by name?

Comment 4 lnxslck 2013-09-25 15:54:46 UTC
I have the same problem but in a different way.

I installed Fedora 19 and then KDE through yum. After that i upgraded to Fedora 20 i still have KDE but yum keeps printing that same Warning: Environment Group kde-desktop-environment does not exist.

How can i remove this warning?

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