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Re: Specifying How Yum Downloads Updates



Bob Gustafson wrote:

> I'm comparing two messengers:
> 
> One, with 'minimum code', which relies on the user to decide whether the
> dependency list to be removed contains elements which are actively used
> by other packages.
> 
> A second, (debian's package manager), which maintains a reference count
> so it does not remove elements which are still in use by other packages.
> 
> Which would you like to unleash on the world?

Debian's dep resolver WILL remove a dependency if you run apt-get remove
a package (ie) apt-get remove foo will cause all that depends on foo to
be removed as well. There is no difference between yum and apt-get here.

The reference count is only useful in removing ADDITIONAL leaf packages.

Rahul


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