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Bug 455134 - Dependency Resolution Issue with gnome-packagekit-0.2.3-4.fc9.i386
Summary: Dependency Resolution Issue with gnome-packagekit-0.2.3-4.fc9.i386
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Robin Norwood
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-12 15:29 UTC by Emil Librea III
Modified: 2008-08-19 16:41 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-08-19 16:41:32 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Confirmation dialog when installing CriticalMass (deleted)
2008-07-12 15:29 UTC, Emil Librea III
no flags Details

Description Emil Librea III 2008-07-12 15:29:08 UTC
Description of problem:
With the Adobe repository enabled, the package AdobeReader_jpn becomes a
dependency in any situation where a package being installed has dependencies
that have not yet been installed. Only happens in gpk-application. Does not
occur with yumex.

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

How reproducible:
Only occurs with gpk-application. Does not occur when using yum from the cli or
when using yumex.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the Adobe Linux repository
2. Run gpk-application and install a package that has dependencies that are not
yet installed.
Actual results:
I am asked to confirm to download dependencies INCLUDING the package

Expected results:
The package AdobeReader_jpn is not identified as a dependency in similar 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Emil Librea III 2008-07-12 15:29:08 UTC
Created attachment 311645 [details]
Confirmation dialog when installing CriticalMass

Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2008-07-12 16:45:35 UTC
Looking at,
the adobe rpm seems to "provide" many insane things. We can't fix it as we don't
have the sourcerpm. If you use yum, rather than yumex, do you have the same problem?

Comment 3 Emil Librea III 2008-07-13 02:18:26 UTC
Don't think it's a repo issue as this is not happening when using yum either.
Please advise if you need more info.

Comment 4 Bruce Brackbill 2008-08-04 21:31:18 UTC
I see this bug too.  This behaviour really feels quite intrusive.  And when using yum directly, AdobeReader is not required.

I experienced this when installing GREYCstoration-gimp.  Packagekit was telling me that AdobeReader_enu-8.1.2_SU1-1 was a required dependency. So i installed GREYCstoration-gimp using yum and AdobeReader was not required.

Interestingly enough,if I go to Packagekit and highlight the installed  GREYCstoration-gimp, and click on "depends on" Packagekit still tells me that AdobeReader is a dependency.

Comment 5 Richard Hughes 2008-08-05 10:38:29 UTC
I think I've fixed this one in git master -- I'll backport to 0.2.x if it fixes some other problems reported by people. The crux is that PackageKit wasn't prefering already installed packaged that provide the dep, rather using the random list provided by yum.

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