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Re: yum - lack of features



Paul Howarth wrote:


I tried the above once, and got in a mess;
"yum install" was not a straightforward inverse of "yum remove".


Yes, this is true.

Consider the package sendmail-cf, which depends on sendmail.

"yum remove sendmail" will remove sendmail-cf too, because it depends on sendmail.

"yum install sendmail" will install sendmail, but not sendmail-cf, since sendmail itself does not depend on sendmail-cf.

The correct inverse is yum install sendmail-cf because that's what the dependencies say: sendmail-cf depends on sendmail,

Think about it.



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