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Re: Safe removal of pulseaudio



On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 07:06 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > On 17/01/2008, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette insight rr com> wrote:
> >   
> >> [...] about --force, it sounds less deadly
> >> than using --nodeps.
> >>     
> >
> > But --force includes --replacefiles which *is* deadly in several
> > circumstances and hardly ever needed, because what it can do is this:
> >
> >        --replacefiles
> >               Install the packages even if  they  replace  files  from  other,
> >               already installed, packages.
> >
> > Using --replacepkgs or perhaps --replacepkgs --oldpackage is [more
> > than] enough, usually.
> >
> >   
>     I have used --nodeps and --force in a few cases which have nothing 
> to do with removing pulseaudio. The meaning of Safe removal of 
> pulseaudio is that you do NOT do anything but rpm -e. If you get 
> dependancies you rpm -e those first. Nigel likes to use yum remove but I 
> am gun shy of that now :-)
----
as long as you remain oblivious to the fact that you really don't know
what you're talking about, I would suppose that makes sense.

The fact is, the methodology you have chosen, those packages you removed
will return the next time one of the remaining packages is updated.

Craig


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