urpmq --requires-recursive doesn't show everything that would be installed

Bug #913224 reported by Jeff Johnson
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Bug Description

should rpm start undertaking recursion on depgraph?

Tags: mageia urpmi
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In , 4-alien (4-alien) wrote :

it seems that urpmq --requires-recursive doesn't always give a complete picture of what would be installed if you'd urpmi something. this one seems to be because it can't seem to follow a "choice" completely.

imho urpmq should follow what --auto would do for urpmi since it would make results of urpmq more in line to what urpmi would do. (which is imho what you're using this for.)

as you can see from below example, bootsplash is apparenlty not required for task-kde4-minimal, but it is, if you follow the choices.

(since kernel is required for bootsplash, it follows that task-kde4-minimal actually requires kernel, even though you can't see that with --requires-recursive; which in my chrooted environment is not what i wanted...)

reproducing steps:
(prepare clean chroot for testing)
[ ]# mkdir /chroot
[ ]# urpmi.addmedia --urpmi-root /chroot --distrib --mirrorlist '$MIRRORLIST'
[ ]# urpmi --no-suggests --urpmi-root /chroot basesystem-minimal locales-en urpmi

[ ]# urpmq --urpmi-root /chroot --no-suggests --requires-recursive task-kde4-minimal | grep kde4-config
[ ]# urpmq --urpmi-root /chroot --no-suggests --requires-recursive Default-kde4-config | grep bootsplash
[ ]# urpmq --urpmi-root /chroot --no-suggests --requires-recursive netbook-kde4-config | grep bootsplash
[ ]# urpmq --urpmi-root /chroot --no-suggests --requires-recursive task-kde4-minimal | grep bootsplash
[ ]#

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In , Eeeemail (eeeemail) wrote :

This bug will affect QA dependency checking script/process too which could lead to false positives being asked to be linked from release media to updates unnecessarily for bug 2317, or worse - false negatives leading to failed upgrades from mandriva or not being able to select updates in mageia if any are missed.

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In , 4-alien (4-alien) wrote :

bumping and putting in higher priority, i guess there is no maintainer for this?

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In , Jeff Johnson (n3npq) wrote :
tags: added: mageia urpmi
Changed in mandriva:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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In , Marja11 (marja11) wrote :

3 monthly ping

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In , Marja11 (marja11) wrote :

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In , 4-alien (4-alien) wrote :

it seems to me that the choices are just being ignored... perhaps it should ask which one, and allow --auto as well to not ask.

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In , Thierry-vignaud (thierry-vignaud) wrote :

works for me as of perl-URPM-4.27 + urpmi-7.23

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In , Nic-s (nic-s) wrote :

No comments for ever. Obviously there is no need to keep open. Housekeeping wins.

Changed in mandriva:
status: Confirmed → Unknown
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