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Bug 234233 - xml-commons-apis is not compatible with the Sun JDK [NEEDINFO]
Summary: xml-commons-apis is not compatible with the Sun JDK
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xml-commons
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Fernando Nasser
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-27 19:26 UTC by Matt Wringe
Modified: 2014-06-02 13:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-06-02 13:17:52 UTC
Target Upstream Version:
pm-rhel: needinfo? (mwringe)

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Description Matt Wringe 2007-03-27 19:26:11 UTC
Description of problem:
The upstream Sun JDK rpm has a virtual unversioned provides on xml-commons-apis.
We also have our own package called xml-commons-apis.
Due to certain rpm behaviors, these packages are incompatible.

When our xml-commons-apis package is updated, every other package that provides
xml-commons-apis will be removed (this includes the Sun JDK rpm). This means we
cannot have a package named xml-commons-apis. See

The Sun JDK rpm also unversions its virtual provides of xml-commons-apis. This
means that no package can obsolete xml-commons-apis without removing the Sun
JDK. See

So we are stuck in a situation in which we need to rename the xml-commons-apis
package without obsoleting xml-commons-apis. But renaming a package requires
obsoleting the old naming to provide a smooth update path. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Any version of package xml-commons-apis

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the Sun JDK
2. Install the xml-commons-apis package
3. Update the xml-commons-apis package
Actual results:
The Sun JDK rpm is removed from the system

Expected results:
The xml-commons-apis package should not remove the JDK package

Additional info:
This will also affect any of the products using xml-commons-apis in RHEL4

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-03-07 13:43:20 UTC
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-06-02 13:17:52 UTC
Thank you for submitting this request for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. We've carefully evaluated the request, but are unable to include it in RHEL5 stream. If the issue is critical for your business, please provide additional business justification through the appropriate support channels (

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