F18 DNF and history

James Antill james at fedoraproject.org
Mon Jun 25 21:10:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 10:10 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Jeu 21 juin 2012 14:23, Matej Cepl a écrit :
> > On 19/06/12 15:33, Ales Kozumplik wrote:
> >> Thanks for pointing this out. I considered history a candidate for
> >> dropping because I didn't realize people had usecases for it. It is not
> >> present in the early versions of DNF but I will make sure to put it back
> >> in later.
> >
> > Especially in the situation we have broken dependencies (because we
> > don't have Suggests/Recommends, but that's another issue, which I don't
> > want to open now) we don't have quality uninstall á la aptitude ("remove
> > this package and all packages which were installed just to satisfy its
> > requirements recursively") yum history undo is priceless in the
> > situation when you want to try a package just to find out it brings 50MB
> > of random crap.
> BTW if yum is being rewritten can we get a package downloader that sends the
> correct cache-control http headers to refresh data automatically instead of
> complaining metadata is wrong and aborting (for people behind a caching
> proxy)?

 Unique metadata was the, much better, solution to this problem.

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