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Bug 226803 - Error: uw-imap-devel conflicts with libc-client-devel
Summary: Error: uw-imap-devel conflicts with libc-client-devel
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: uw-imap
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-01 17:59 UTC by John Guthrie
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-02-14 14:42:08 UTC

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Description John Guthrie 2007-02-01 17:59:42 UTC
Description of problem:
When I tried to install uw-imap-devel, I found out that I already had a previous
version installed because I got the message in the summary.  It turns out that I
had the libc-client-devel package installed from FC5.  Shouldn't uw-imap-devel
in fc6 be obsoleting libc-client-devel from fc5?  Or is this due to an explicit
Conflicts: tag?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Instal FC5 with libc-client-devel
2.Upgrade to FC6
3.Type "yum install uw-imap-devel"
Actual results:
I get the error in the summary

Expected results:
I would expect the libc-client-devel to get upgraded to uw-imap-devel

Additional info:

Comment 1 John Guthrie 2007-02-14 01:06:22 UTC
These two packages contain essentially the same files.  (uw-imap-devel does not
have documentation but contains two additional include files.)  I do have have a
cvs account.  Would anyone mind if I went in and fixed this myself?  (Of course,
I don't know if I have the appropriate write access privileges for this package. ;-)

Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2007-02-14 09:10:35 UTC
John, please WHAT do you wan't to fix at two (nearly) identical packages 
providing the same stuff? Personally, I would wait for Rex as he is the package 
maintainer and your request is just a few days old.

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2007-02-14 14:35:30 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 222486 ***

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2007-02-14 14:37:39 UTC
Oops, different.  Reopening.

Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2007-02-14 14:42:08 UTC
Yeah, as it is now libc-client-devel and uw-imap-devel pretty much
include/provide *exactly* the same thing, just different versions of it, hence
the existing explict Conflicts (not ideal, I admit)

As it is now, CANTFIX/WONTFIX is appropriate (without major work anyway, which
I'd argue simply isn't worth it).

For F7, these two items will be merged and co-maintained,
and life will be good.

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