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Re: fc7 i386, yum and explicit dependencies

Denis Leroy wrote :

> Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> > Hi all... I must be missing something obvious or I have not noticed this
> > behavior before...
> > 
> > I'm in the process of building a bunch of packages for fedora 7 and
> > tried installing them on a brand new i386 install through a meta package
> > (ie: a package that only contains explicit dependencies using Requires:
> > and installs all required packages as a side effect). There _are_
> > packages missing but yum happily goes ahead and installs the meta
> > package and the dependencies it can find, and ignores the missing
> > dependencies! Is this expected behavior??
> > 
> > A "package-cleanup --problems" does show the missing dependencies. How
> > can yum install something which does not have its dependencies met? It
> > seems to me like a very very basic bug in yum...
> A similar bug was filed against inkscape :
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=242748
> even though I can't reproduce the problem myself. It looks like 
> something funky is going on... Any ideas ?

This is quite similar to a report I got about cinelerra from freshrpms
not running. The user installed it with yum, but managed to get broken
dependencies because of different ffmpeg packages from rpm.livna.org
and freshrpms somehow...

I wasn't able to reproduce either, but something weird does seem to be
going on :-/


Clean custom Red Hat Linux rpm packages : http://freshrpms.net/
Fedora release 7 (Moonshine) - Linux kernel 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7
Load : 0.42 0.42 0.37

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