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Re: Installing dependencies only



On 3/26/06, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> > Is it possible with yum and with only one instruction to install not a
> > certain package but all its dependencies?
> >
> That is the normal behaviour.  You ask for one package, and if you already
> have all the dependencies you will get one package.  If you haven't got them
> all you may find that it says it needs to install 3 or more.  It always asks
> permission before installing.

Thanks, Anne, but it is not what I wanted to mean: imagine that the
package x.rpm has, as dependencies, the packages y.rpm and z.rpm; in
this case, I would like to install only the dependencies, i.e., only
y.rpm and z.rpm, and NOT x.rpm.

Paul


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