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Re: smart package mgr question?



On Saturday 30 September 2006 15:44, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Greetings all;
>>
>> I just ran smart pkg mgr on my FC5 lappy, and any cups I click on
>> claims it will downgrade 3 packages if I exec it.  What the heck? 
>> Yumex doesn't seem to have that problem.
>
>Smart uses a different dependency resolving algorithm that offers to
>downgrade packages automatically. RPM is not designed for downgrades and
>Yum, Yumex, Pirut etc dont support this. Whether this is a advantage or
>not is debatable.
>
>Rahul

My point being that smart didn't show me a cups upgrade at all, only 
downgrades, while yumex just got done with 168 megs of upgrades w/o any 
apparent problems.  Including cups and friends from whatever to 
1.1.2-4.1-1.

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