yum bails on update dependency problems...
Thomas M Steenholdt
tmus at tmus.dk
Wed Apr 19 20:45:44 UTC 2006
Tom Brinkman wrote:
> "Yum halts if there is any dependency problem within the repository to
> be safe and doesnt perform partial updates. Use this script if you
> want that. Kindly ensure that you report any dependency issues to the
> appropriate repository bug tracker or post to the relevant project
> list if it requires more discussions."
> for i in `yum list updates |cut -f 1 -d " " |grep -A 500 -e Updated |\
> grep -v -e Updated` ; do
> echo "Updating $i"
> yum -y update $i
This is acceptable for rawhide machines, where its generally more
accepteble to have slightly hack-ish things implemented... This is
hack-ish and is not the way to do this kind of thing properly.
(1) you loose updating of packages with long names(unless by coincidence
that package is pulled in as dependency for package with shorter name)
(2) yum will be run multiple times, whereof a large number is likely to
do absolutely nothing, so wasting resources for no good reason.
If we want this kind of thing, we need to implement it properly.
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