Bug 29963 - Mono 4.0.1 RPMs won't upgrade previous versions
Summary: Mono 4.0.1 RPMs won't upgrade previous versions
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Installers
Classification: Mono
Component: Linux packages ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Duncan Mak
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-05-12 00:47 UTC by Matt Z
Modified: 2017-05-16 21:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Matt Z 2015-05-12 00:47:36 UTC
If any version prior to 4.0.1 of the mono-complete package is installed, then "yum upgrade" to mono 4.0.1 will fail, because the mono-entityframework and mono-data-postgresql packages would have their dependencies broken. The workaround for this is to manually remove these two packages before upgrading, though this forces monodevelop to be removed as well because of transitive dependencies.

I believe the rpm spec file should obsolete these two packages, so they will be removed automatically when updating:
Obsoletes:      mono-entityframework < 4.0.0
Obsoletes:      mono-data-postgresql < 4.0.0