how to have yum prefer one dependency over others

seth vidal skvidal at
Fri Sep 16 18:50:19 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-09-16 at 19:42 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 16 September 2011 18:43, seth vidal <skvidal at> wrote:
> > having different tools is not acceptable. Especially when one of them is
> > not even remotely covering the use cases of our actual users.
> Installing 205 new i686 packages when updating the system is not acceptable.

I agree with that. The cases where that occurs are all tied up in
insufficiently specified requirements.

> > I think I'm going to suggest to fesco that all non-yum depsolvers be
> > removed from the distribution. It just creates more work than it does
> > value.
> Ha! That's really funny, and it's just made my evening. While you're
> asking fesco, can you also ask them to remove KDE and XFCE as well
> please.

I've made the proposal for non-yum-based package managers to be removed
from fedora.

Your attitude is quite unfortunate. I'd hope you'd want to work with
others to make fedora better but you don't. There's a packaging team you
should work with and for if you intend to continue working on package


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