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Re: Specifying How Yum Downloads Updates



Once upon a time, Bob Gustafson <bobgus rcn com> said:
> If you now remove PkgA, it finds that it depends on libAB, libBB, libC,
> which it displays in a list for the user to decide whether it is ok to
> also delete.

That is not what you have been complaining about (as far as I
understand).  The complaint is about removing libAB, not PkgA.

> A reference counting scheme would detect that libAB and libBB are also
> used by another package and would not delete those two packages. Or
> offer to delete them.

yum already detects that libAB is used by another package, no reference
counting needed.  The difference is that yum lets you decide if you
really want to remove libAB (and everything that depends on it) or not,
rather than having to manually first remove all the dependencies (if you
really want to remove libAB).

-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
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