dnf versus yum

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Fri Jan 10 19:55:40 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 11:41:03AM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > By the way, currently the protected list seems to be  'yum, systemd
> > and running kernel'. I don't have a system to try it on, so I just
> > hope that one can't delete their dependencies either (glibc? what
> > else?).
> No, you can't. Any operation that results in the removal of a protected
> package is rejected.

And, for whatever it may be worth, that was very much part of the original
design intention -- to protect against carelessly removing things which are
part of the dep chain for something critical, even though they look like
they might be harmless to get rid of.

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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