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Re: Specifying How Yum Downloads Updates





On Wed, 15 Apr 2009, Chris Adams wrote:


When you tell yum to remove a package that other packages depend on, it
can either remove all the dependencies, or not remove anything.
Anything else leaves broken packages in the system.  How would some
"reference counting" change that?

He wants yum to say:

You have asked to remove openldap. There are 400 other pkgs which depend on it, are you really really sure?

or something along those lines.

Look at the yum protectpackages plugin.

It's the "keep you from doing things which you probably should know better about" plugin.

-sv


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