RFC: best way to fix the regular yum dependency problems with add-on packages from 3rd party repositories
yersinia.spiros at gmail.com
Sun Aug 3 21:04:56 UTC 2008
If you like an opinion, it is that Conflicts are difficult to mantain also
for a knowledge packager. There
are reason for conflicts but, no matter when, it is best, if possible, to
try to rename the package via obsoletes/Provides.
Only an opinion.
On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 4:05 PM, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Sat, 02 Aug 2008 09:41:33 -0400, John Ellson wrote:
> > Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > > Hi all!
> > >
> > > About one or two times a month a lot of people run into decency
> > > problems like this:
> > >
> > >>
> > >> Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-uname-r = 126.96.36.199-97.fc9.i686 is
> > >> needed by
> > >> package kmod-nvidia-188.8.131.52-97.fc9.i686-173.14.09-5.lvn9.i686
> > Every day I run into dependency problems like this, just with Rawhide
> > rpms, not even third part ones:
> > $ yum update phonon*
> > Error: Missing Dependency: phonon = 4.2.0-1.fc10 is needed by
> > package phonon-backend-gstreamer-4.2.0-1.fc10.x86_64 (installed)
> There's phonon-backend-gst which is supposed to obsolete that pkg
> (if the Obsoletes/Provides tags in it are correct).
> The rawhide broken deps checker cannot detect this as it no longer sees
> the old phono-backend-gstreamer. (and I think the repoclosure version that
> is used doesn't handle obsoletes yet anyway)
> > $ yum update digikam*
> > Transaction Check Error:
> > file /usr/share/icons/oxygen/128x128/apps/digikam.png from install of
> > digikam-0.10.0-0.1.beta2.fc10.x86_64 conflicts with file from package
> > oxygen-icon-theme-4.1.0-1.fc10.noarch
> Conflicts are not dependency issues and are not checked for.
> > Neither of these dependency issues is flagged in: "rawhide report:
> > 20080802 changes"
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