Question on yum remove
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jun 17 13:57:48 UTC 2007
On Sat, 2007-06-16 at 23:22 +0100, Steve Searle wrote:
> 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
What you say makes sense. What is annoying though is the following.
First you yum install foo and get some of its dependencies are
Second you do a yum remove foo and these same dependencies are not
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