Mass rebuild breaks rawhide dependencies

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Sun Feb 13 18:24:14 UTC 2011

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 10:58 PM, Ben Boeckel <mathstuf at> wrote:
> 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.

That issue tends to happen when a package that depends on a one of the
packages in question has a broken dependency. The mass rebuild will
take a little while to settle out, esp with the branch and having to
submit packages as updates, so its likely it will be broken for a
little while..... welcome to the joys of rawhide.


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