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Bug 86552 - Updates for 7x depend on python >=2.2 should be python2
Summary: Updates for 7x depend on python >=2.2 should be python2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-25 13:03 UTC by Jon Burgess
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-03-28 19:41:31 UTC

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Description Jon Burgess 2003-03-25 13:03:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
When trying to update the rpm packages on RH7.3 using the rpm-4.0.5 packages
there is an error because the dependency on python is not satisfied

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download updated packages from
2. rpm -Fvh <packages>


Actual Results: 
[root@vectra rpm]# rpm -Fvh *4.0.5*.7x.i386.rpm popt-1.6.5-0.1.7x.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
        python >= 2.2 is needed by rpm-python-4.0.5-0.1.7x
        popt = 1.6.4 is needed by rpm-perl-4.0.4-7x.18
        rpm = 4.0.4 is needed by rpm-perl-4.0.4-7x.18

Expected Results: 
The rpm-python pacakge should probably depend on "python2>=2.2"
The rpm-perl packages is not supplied in the updates so I had to remove it -
perhaps it should be supplied or obsoleted?

[root@vectra rpm]# rpm -q python
[root@vectra rpm]# rpm -q python2

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-03-28 19:41:31 UTC
Actually, rpm-4.0.5 needs python 1.5, not python2.

Fixed in rpm-4.0.5-1 errata, thanks for checking and reporting.

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