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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.


Yes your right. So I fixed that with a line in the /etc/yum.conf file that says this:

   exclude= *pulseaudio*

I tested it and it works fine.


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