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Re: yum annoyances



On 12/6/05, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:
> This could be worked around with an "obsolete-packages" rpm in the
> repository, which would mark as Obsolete all such known packages.

Is that really appropriate? To unleash a package in a repository that
will remove functionality from a client system?  What happens to user
who were relying on that functionality?

Its one thing to obsolete because of a package name change where the
new package provides similar functionality. Its quite another when
obsoleting is used in a blank payload package to delibrately remove
another package without actually providing similar functionality.

-jef


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