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Re: Dependencies a little excessive?



On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 15:33 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 15:04 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> 
> > okay - then here are a couple of more situations I want to make sure are
> > understood:
> > 
> > yum remove foo*
> > 
> > it should remove all packages starting with foo of EVERY arch or just of
> > the primary arch in the biarch set?
> > 
> > yum update foo*
> > 
> > ditto of above? What should it default to act on
> 
> This is interesting.  In my mind I've been thinking of globs as broken
> because they pull in everything.  Then I start using them when I remove
> something and it works as I expect!  Woohoo!  Next time I use it to
> install something and it's still "broken"....
> 
> Now that we've had this discussion I realize this isn't broken but a
> design decision.  But even though I now realize it is consistent, I
> still think it is unexpected.
> 
> Here's why:
> yum install vim*
> installs vim-common.x86_64 vim-enhanced.x86_64 vim-minimal.x86_64
> 
> yum install xfsprogs*
> installs xfsprogs.x86_64 xfsprogs.i386 xfsprogs-devel.x86_64
> xfsprogs-devel.i386
> 
> Why should xfsprogs install i386 packages when vim doesn't?
> 

b/c, afaik, there is no i386 package for vim in the x86_64 tree.

-sv



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