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Re: Specifying How Yum Downloads Updates



On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 08:39 -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 15 Apr 2009, Bob Gustafson wrote:
> 
> >
> > Bug #215621 ("LOTS of dependencies ERASED")
> 
> 
> And there was nothing accidental or inadvertent about that in that bug 
> report. You were upset that Evolution has a hard dependency on 
> openldap.
> 
> 
> >> 2. removing things without the explicit consent of the user?
> >
> > The problem with the current status of Yum is that the user does not
> > have enough information to know whether a dependency removal is OK.
> 
> If you see that evolution is dependent on the pkg you use and you want to 
> continue using evolution, then you shouldn't say 'Y' to the transaction.
> 
> 
> > Also, at least a couple of years ago, if the user did not make a
> > decision within a certain number of seconds, the components were erased.
> 
> There has NEVER been a time when yum would do something without the user 
> explicitly passing a -y on the command line, the config file or answering 
> 'Y' to the prompt.
> 
> The default response has been 'No' forever.
> 
> The only problem I see here is that Evolution depending on openldap was a 
> surprise to you.

And 152 other packages that got whacked too..

> 
> -sv
> 


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