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Re: RFC: Soname in rpm name



On Monday 24 January 2005 21:06, Aurelien Bompard wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Well if it can be easily solved how come we still have this problem
> > ? There are several packages that use the soname approach in FC and
> > they are the ones that are a PITA to cleanup now and then
>
> I did not know, is it possible to have a tool find the rpms that no
> rpms depend on, and ask to remove them ? For this task, Debian has
> something called deborphan (which might do more than that) and
> Mandrake has "urpm-find-leaves" IIRC. Maybe that could be a start.

It'll be slow to materialize. Key factor is that this is usually a 
result of:

1. Using third party repositories.
2. Doing dist upgrades.

Neither of which finds amicable or fruitful discussion. Bad-blood 
carryover from earlier days.

-- 
-jeff


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