[Yum] Re: split-off packages are not resolved

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Mon Nov 15 14:15:37 UTC 2004

On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 08:33:45AM -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 13:09 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > if a package foo providing bar1, bar2, etc. splits off some subpackage
> > like foo-bar2 (and the bar2 provide moves to that package) yum seems
> > to be unable to upgrade foo and pull in foo-bar2 to resolve the
> > migrated dependency (if another package depended on the bar2 provides).
> > 
> > I am seeing this on FC3/x86_64 and belive that yum 2.0.x on <= FC2 did
> > not have this behaviour.
> > 
> > Is this a feature or a bug? Should this be files against yum's
> > bugzilla?
> Can you provide a test case for this one? I'm having trouble following
> what you're describing.

A split of this kind happened for instance with rpm -> rpm, rpm-libs.

(foo=rpm, bar2=librpm-4.3.so, foo-bar2=rpm-libs)

The failing package would depend on librpm-4.3.so (like say synaptic).

I haven't tested it with rpm/synaptic itself, the example above is
just for visualizing the setup.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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