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Re: Safe removal of pulseaudio

Craig White wrote:
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:

              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.


Exactly. I have one pulseaudio update waiting now. I do not want it to update. How do I stop the update?


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