On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 22:59 +0200, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote: > Hi all... I must be missing something obvious or I have not noticed this > behavior before... > > I'm in the process of building a bunch of packages for fedora 7 and > tried installing them on a brand new i386 install through a meta package > (ie: a package that only contains explicit dependencies using Requires: > and installs all required packages as a side effect). There _are_ > packages missing but yum happily goes ahead and installs the meta > package and the dependencies it can find, and ignores the missing > dependencies! Is this expected behavior?? > > A "package-cleanup --problems" does show the missing dependencies. How > can yum install something which does not have its dependencies met? It > seems to me like a very very basic bug in yum... > > -- Fernando > > Does this happen in CLi or in the gui frontend? I installed several packages throught the gui short after the install and it missed even deps that were in the repos. However, recently I attempted to do "yum update", which failed due to firefox, so I did "yum --exclude=firefox update", which again failed, because some packages that wanted update needed newer firefox. What was however my shock, when I did "yum --exclude firefox update": it updated all packages that had deps on newer firefox, and updated firefox-devel. That broke my epiphany, as it was updated against newer firefox, whilst epiphany-extensions was still for older one and installed firefox was the older one. Luckily I fixed it by running "yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update firefox" which updated all the rest of packages depending on old firefox and firefox itself. I too wonder whether this behaviour is expected, or whether is it a bug.
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