Bug 27716 - Could you fix rpm dependencies to install also in Centos 6?
Summary: Could you fix rpm dependencies to install also in Centos 6?
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: packaging ()
Version: 3.12.0
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jo Shields
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-03-05 16:56 UTC by Albert
Modified: 2017-05-11 16:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Albert 2015-03-05 16:56:47 UTC
Could you provide RPMs that are compatible with Centos 6.5?

If i try to install mono using xamarin yum repo in Centos 6.5 I get:

---> Package mono-winforms.x86_64 0:3.12.0-1 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: mono-core-3.12.0-1.x86_64 (download.mono-project.com_repo_centos_)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.16)(64bit)
Error: Package: libgdiplus0-3.12-0.x86_64 (download.mono-project.com_repo_centos_)
           Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit)
Error: Package: libgdiplus0-3.12-0.x86_64 (download.mono-project.com_repo_centos_)
           Requires: libtiff.so.5()(64bit)
Error: Package: libgdiplus0-3.12-0.x86_64 (download.mono-project.com_repo_centos_)
           Requires: libpng15.so.15()(64bit)
Error: Package: libgdiplus0-3.12-0.x86_64 (download.mono-project.com_repo_centos_)
           Requires: libtiff.so.5(LIBTIFF_4.0)(64bit)
Error: Package: libgdiplus0-3.12-0.x86_64 (download.mono-project.com_repo_centos_)
           Requires: libpng15.so.15(PNG15_0)(64bit)  You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem

I had to use other rpms from:

but found other issues and would like to use official rpms.

I cant use Centos 7 and most production servers run on Centos 6 yet.
Comment 1 Rodrigo Kumpera 2015-04-02 14:24:51 UTC
Hi Jo,

Do you think this is something we can address?
Comment 2 Jo Shields 2015-04-03 05:22:15 UTC
I did a one-off Centos 6 rebuild for a client a few months ago (3.10), but haven't really looked at it since.

As a general case, how far back do we want to go for our distro support? RHEL6 is from 2010 & gives us libraries/compilers to match
Comment 3 Rodrigo Kumpera 2015-04-03 12:43:29 UTC
I think we're good by only supporting the last regular and the last LTS.

For anything before that, there's the tarball.
Comment 4 Jo Shields 2015-04-14 03:11:40 UTC
I guess the problem there is *everything* is "LTS" on RHEL (CentOS).

CentOS 5 (2007) is still supported until 2017, for example. I don't want to care about CentOS 5.

I'd need to look at ABIs and dependencies to see whether packages built on CentOS 6 would continue to work fine on 7, Fedora up to & including latest, openSUSE up to and including latest, etc.
Comment 5 Albert 2015-04-16 06:26:42 UTC
I agree CentOS5 is not important as most enterprise customers/vendors had time to migrate to CentOS6.

If you look into cloud providers like Azure and Amazon AWS they dont offer CentOS5 images/AMIs but they do for CentOS 6/6.5/6.6/7


So there is still a huge base of CentOS6 deployments and there will be for some time.

If you get some beta RPM for CentOS6 I am happy to test them on my machines.

Comment 6 Albert 2015-05-18 13:16:43 UTC
I checked 4.0.1 rpms and still fail to install on Centos 6.5.
Comment 7 Albert 2015-10-22 06:48:59 UTC
any progress on this to support Centos 6? I checked last rpms and still fails. 

There is a guy that is compiling mono rpms on centos 6, maybe you could contact him to know what is missing.


Comment 8 Jo Shields 2015-10-22 06:53:31 UTC
I am not spending any time on this.

I know what is involved, I just don't have the time to spend on it - or any real interest. I'd need twice as many builders, a completely second repository for 6, possibly two sets of spec files, more holes in dependencies to fill in, a third set of CentOS builders for i386. I already don't have time for the tasks assigned to me as it is.

At some point you have to draw a line in the sand for distro support, and in this case it's Centos 7. If you want to run something older, we support Ubuntu 12.04 or Debian 7.
Comment 9 Jo Shields 2017-05-11 11:00:10 UTC
CentOS 6 builds are now supported & done in parallel with 7. The package repositories are in the process of being filled out - should be finished within a few hours. You'll need an appropriate repo configuration for your package manager (centos6 not centos or centos7). Check the mono-project.com download page in a few hours for instructions.
Comment 10 Albert 2017-05-11 16:06:55 UTC
thanks! great job