--- On Sun, 11/30/08, Scott Robbins <scottro(a)nyc.rr.com> wrote:
From: Scott Robbins <scottro(a)nyc.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Yum and Yumex
To: "For testers of Fedora Core development releases"
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 9:43 AM
On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 05:47:07AM -0800, Leslie Satenstein wrote:
On Sat, 29 Nov 2008, Leslie Satenstein wrote:
> Then I reviewed the installed files and uncheckmarked the entries
> That was a mistake, as it took a whole set of dependencies with
the 3 or
That often happens when people aren't paying attention. I remember doing
yum remove -y wireless tools, coming back and finding kopete, along with
a bunch of other KDE based apps gone. :) (I was new to Fedora at that
time and hadn't realized how many seemingly unrelated things a yum
remove might take with it.)
As for yumex I just gave it a try as well. It also asks for
So, unless something quite unusual happened, my guess is that you
weren't hit by a yum or yumex bug, you were just hit by some of the
dependency tie-ins, which can often be surprising. :)
I do sympathize, having experienced the same thing, and often don't
understand why package A is tied to package B, but I don't think it was
a bug in this case, unless you can be absolutely sure that it didn't ask
for confirmation--a separate window opening, saying it's going to do
this, that, and the other, and asking for an OK or cancel.
PGP keyID EB3467D6
( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 EB34 67D6 )
gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu
Spike (watching, from a distance, a conversation between
Angel and a woman he just rescued):How can I thank you, you
No need little lady. Your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You
see, I was once a bad-ass vampire. But love, and a pesky curse,
defanged me. And now, I'm just a *big* fluffy puppy with bad teeth.
No! Not the hair! Never the hair.
But there must be some way I can show my appreciation.
No, helping those in need's my job. And working up a load of sexual
tension and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks
I understand. I have a nephew who's gay, so...
Say no more. Evil's still afoot. And I'm almost out of that Nancy-boy
hair gel I like so much. Quickly! To the Angel-mobile! Away!
I was hit with a dependency chain problem when uninstalling. The idea of pulling
in dependencies, and then in a loop, re-evaluating the dependencies to determine
if they need to be pulled in, of if they have to pull in other dependencies
works just fine.
On removing an item from the tree, the "where used" search failed, and so
the dependencies were removed.
I think that each dependency was reviewed, and it's upstream files
were tagged as being removable.
So, one wrong delete and you will find yourself having to reinstall.