[Rpm-maint] Should installed obsoletes be seen as conflicts
pzb at novell.com
Wed Jun 27 10:31:26 EDT 2007
On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 12:04 +0200, Florian Festi wrote:
> While discussing the yum resolver I realized that I was erroneously
> believing that rpm would treat installed obsoletes like conflicts.
> foo obsoletes: bar
> foo is installed
> rpm -ivh bar.rpm
> Right now rpm installs bar without any error. According to Panu apt-rpm
> issues an error here. Is it possible that rpm did issue an error in some
> earlier versions? And what is the right(tm) behavior?
Nope, this has been like this for ages. If you want it to conflict, add
a conflict: bar to foo.
Also, it should be noted that you can do:
foo 2.0 is installed
rpm -ivh foo-1.0.rpm
Yes, you have to pass --oldpackage, but it works otherwise. Maybe
--oldpackage should be required if you try to install a package that is
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