[users] Strange conflict attempting to install alpine on RHEL4 (CentOS 4.5)

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Mon Aug 27 13:34:00 CEST 2007


On Mon, 27 Aug 2007, Dag Wieers wrote:

> On Sun, 26 Aug 2007, Bart Schaefer wrote:
>
> > There is no pine package on my system, yet alpine refuses to install
> > because it conflicts with pine.  This seems to be because the alpine
> > package claims to provide pine 4.64, but also to conflict with it;
> > therefore it conflicts with itself?
>
> That's funny :) I never thought this could happen when I added those
> conflict/provide statements. I think this is a yum/rpm bug as a package
> should never conflict with itself.

Apparently, RPM does not have a bug as it allows it. Both yum/apt do not
allow it though. They should excluded the package itself when checking for
conflicts. (Just like they exclude themselves for checking for obsoletes)

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