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Re: Who do I send to get a package removed because of bad language.

2009/10/21 Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
> On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 13:28 -0400, Darryl L. Pierce wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 06:22:04PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> > IIUC, you're mis-interpreting the YUM output there. NetworkManager-gnome
>> > doesn't have a dependancy on KDE, rather it happens to be part of the
>> > "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"  group. ie in doing a 'groupremove'
>> > you explicitly asked YUM to remove 'NetworkManager-gnome' since its
>> > in that group. If you had just done an package level remove, eg
>> > 'yum remove kde*' then NetworkManager-gnome would not have been removed
>> You're correct in that removing the KDE group attempts to remove the
>> NetworkManager-gnome rpm. I remembered uninstalling KDE also removed
>> NetworkManager-gnome which borked my laptop until I re-installed the
>> RPM. That's something that should be fixed.
> Group removals are dangerous.  Groups can share packages between them.
> Perhaps somebody should submit a patch to yum that gives groupremove a
> flag that says don't remove any package that is listed in any other
> group.

That is the perfect idea/solution. Sadly i can't volunteer.

LG Thomas

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