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Re: update to F11 with yum

2009/6/5 Alan Evans <ame fedora gmail com>:
> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
>>> Do you have specific information about it being broken?
>> It's certainly broken in that it removes something it shouldn't...
> Now, I'm not saying that the plugin isn't broken. Maybe it is. But I
> find it very useful. And so far I've only been told that I should toss
> it because of some incidence with this symptom. So far I'm not
> convinced that some package meta-data isn't behind the scenes causing
> the problem indirectly. That's all I'm saying.

I'm not disagreeing with you that the plugin is useful. I had it
installed, which is why I had a vague understanding of how it works.
As I understand it, it's something like:

"You're asking to remove X, and I know of Y and Z which are only
required by X - so you should probably remove X,Y, AND Z at the same

In this case, it's slightly buggered, because it's trying to remove
something (possibly indirectly) which should be installed but isn't
/required/ by anything.

> I did early on ask if what I was seeing was a bug.

I don't unfortunately know enough about how it works to tell you if
it's a bug - have you tried asking whoever the maintainers of the
plugin are (I'm not trying to pass the buck - honest!)

> I was hoping
> someone would help me pinpoint the source so that maybe a bugzilla
> could be filed against the appropriate package if it was a bug.
> Apparently, that's all wrong-headed -- I should simply uninstall any
> component related to a problem on my system. I wonder how much of my
> Linux system will survive this policy?

I think it's very hard for us to know your problem in this case
without having an exact copy of your system and RPM database to look
at. I'm betting you are right in your diagnosis - but when I removed
all the *.i?86 packages from my system, the same problem did not occur
- and I now have a system with no i?86 packages which does have
basesystem and yum-plugin-remove-with-leaves installed.


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