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Re: yum - lack of features



Matthew Miller wrote:



2) Can't force a package to install if there are some minor dependencies


A.k.a "doesn't let you break your system". :)

For some packages, some dependencies don't matter for some uses. An imaginary example, Mozilla could 'require shockwave-player-plugin,' but if it's not present it will happily work and not provide the ability to play shockwave.


Debian has a graded system of dependencies to express this. postgresql-server requires postgresql-common (perhaps) but merely suggests postgresql-documentation.




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