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Re: infrastructure modest proposal

--- On Wed, 12/10/08, Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> wrote:

> From: Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net>
> Subject: Re: infrastructure modest proposal
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 6:49 PM
> On Wed, 10 Dec 2008 19:40:38 -0700
> Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > FWIW: One can install all the updates in stable right
> now by removing
> > packageKit, ie #yum remove packagekit.  This will let
> the updates
> > install. You can reinstall packagekit when they get it
> figured out.  
> The --skip-broken option works fine too, you just have to
> look at
> more gibberish on your screen.
> That's actually quite a step forward. All that ever
> used to happen
> with --skip-broken was getting yum in a near infinite loop
> spewing
> messages for hours till it finally said "Can't
> resolve dependency
> problems". But it is much better these days. In fact
> it is so much
> better, I have no idea why it isn't always on by
> default.
> -- 

I propose a new plugin, --skip-conflicts

Why?  Sometimes there exists conflicts between versions of packages, Package A depends on Package B, but Package B has conflicts with Package C and therefore yum cannot update the package cannot install because of these conflicts.  It is just an idea, but very much encountered especially on rawhide :)

Although on rawhide, there are many, many talented users that help us/guide us when we encounter problems/conflicts with packages :), there is no substitute for that.  But still it is just a thought :)




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