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Re: Pipe dreams: yum-based anaconda a step towards on-line yum-based upgrades?

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 01:27:51PM +0100, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > After some time, this failed, because iiimf-libs is gone, with no
> > replacement or nothing to obsolete it but with a chain of dependencies.
> > Quick fix was to just remove that package and try again.
> This is not an isolated case : Any package removed from Core without
> another obsoleting it will cause similar breakage.

Yeah -- and that's a problem for anaconda too, not exclusive to online

> Now... I know this is going to sound hackish and ugly, but why not have an
> important Core package (say "fedora-release" for instance) obsolete these
> removed packages up to their last known version? This still leaves the
> opportunity to re-introduce them at a later date.

How about a new "fedora-obsolete-packages", listing everything left in this
situation and hey, even giving pointers to reasons why....

Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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