Mass rebuild breaks rawhide dependencies

Ben Boeckel mathstuf at
Sat Feb 12 22:58:10 UTC 2011

John Reiser <jreiser at> wrote:
> The mass rebuild has broken the dependencies of packages in rawhide,
> and I'm upset about it.
> For instance, fresh install General Desktop from DVD made just after
> the mass rebuild, then boot the new system and try to "yum install pungi".
> I see several errors such as:
> -----
> Error: Package: glibc-2.13.90-2.i686 (fedora)
>           Requires: glibc-common = 2.13.90-2
>           Installed: glibc-common-2.13.90-3.x86_64 (@anaconda-InstallationRepo-201102112219.x86_64)
>               glibc-common = 2.13.90-3
>           Available: glibc-common-2.13.90-2.x86_64 (fedora)
>               glibc-common = 2.13.90-2
> -----
> Take a good look at those dependencies [a fixed-width font helps me]:
>  glibc-common-2.13.90-3.x86_64   installed
> glibc-common = 2.13.90-2          required
>  glibc-common-2.13.90-2.x86_64   available
> Changing a mere build number from "-2" to "-3" breaks dependencies?
> That is a poor system.

It's a subpackage and these are supposed to have release-grained
dependencies. The problem stems from the fact that the 32bit version is
looking to get installed, but the 64bit version is -3 and yum won't
downgrade from the -3 you have to the -2 in the repos. The
`--allow-downgrades' flag in yum (also may need a plugin, I forget) or
grabbing the correct version from koji should help.


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