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Re: yum annoyances



On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 09:30 -0800, Steve G wrote:
> 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.
> 
> Seems like an answer might be to have a "check-retired" command. When packages
> are removed from the repo, they are moved to an area where the retired packages
> live. Meta-data is built from that directory so there are no typos.
> Check-retired would not automatically delete packages just like update doesn't
> automatically update packages. It should print the list for approval and proceed
> only if the user tells it to.
> 

sounds like something worth adding to package-cleanup in yum-utils.

Care to hack something together?

-sv



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