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Re: FC6 updates broken deps?

seth vidal wrote:
On Thu, 2007-02-22 at 10:25 +0100, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
Fact of the matter is, that even though people should report such
iregularities, it would be a lot less work for everybody, if yum would update the largest portion of updates that do not have any dependency problems. I know we've been over this like a thousand times, but I still see no valid reason not to make yum do this!

That would cause the 1 or 2 or 3 packages with probles to be held back, not the rest.

and it would give users very little awareness that something didn't get

giving them a false sense of security.


The burden of a broken repo/updates should not be placed on the end user. If there is a dependency problem, then the maintainer of the repo and/or package should be notified and is responsible for fixing the problem. What good does it do for the end user? If yum, pup, or pirut notes that packages x,y & z were not updated then no one would get a false sense of security (no more a false sense than when none of the packages are updated anyway). Plus this would be a little more presentable and user friendly.

Demond - beating a dead horse

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