Question on yum remove

Steve Searle steve at
Sat Jun 16 22:22:59 UTC 2007

Around 11:11pm on Saturday, June 16, 2007 (UK time), Timothy Murphy scrawled:

> Why does "yum remove foo" try to remove every package
> using anything required by foo?
> Surely the rational strategy would be to leave anything
> required by another package?

No.  You asked it to remove foo.  It is rational that it does as you
requested.  It would be irrational to:
 - not do as you asked, or
 - leave behind broken packages because it removed foo



A:  Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q:  Why is top-posting a bad thing?

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