[Rpm-maint] upgrade/replace multiple packages with custom package

Andy Harrison aharrison at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 13:14:44 UTC 2008

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I was just wondering the proper way to do this.

I've created a custom version of openldap, tailored for my company's
preferences and configs.  I created the spec from scratch, just
borrowing a few lines from the default centos 5 openldap spec.  It
builds and packages just fine.  I used a different value for %{NAME}
and I used 22.3.43 for the version instead of the actual openldap
version 2.3.43 to make sure my version would be higher.

I then checked the capabilities provided by the existing installed
openldap packages: (rpm -q --provides
openldap-clients-2.3.27-8.el5_2.4.x86_64) and made sure that my spec
file had appropriate Provides declarations, then double checked it for
accuracy (rpm -qp --provides
 Everything looks great at this point, but when I actually run the rpm
upgrade command, it complains that my package has files that conflict
with the currently installed openldap packages.  I put in Obsoletes
lines for every package and version to be replaced (expressed this way
just for brevity:  Obsoletes:
openldap-{servers,clients,devel,servers-sql} <= 2.4) to no avail.

I eventually tired of wrestling with it, reverted the changed %{NAME},
then the upgrade ran fine.  So I'd just like to know if there is
indeed a proper way to change the name of a package and have it
replace an existing package of a different name?

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