dnf even allows to uninstall RPM and systemd without warnings

Chris Adams linux at cmadams.net
Mon Jun 23 17:53:19 UTC 2014


Once upon a time, Johannes Lips <johannes.lips at gmail.com> said:
> Well, yeah and everybody is reading the complete output of yum/dnf if
> it's trying to remove hundreds of packages?

Well, yeah.  First, if you think you are removing a leaf or minor
package and the package manager lists 100+ dependent packages, you
should take notice and perhaps re-think what you are trying to do.
Second, if you decide you want to continue, you should look over the
list of packages to be removed.

If people really want some magic protections in this case, rather than
having "special" packages, it should probably be based on the number of
affected dependent packages (and/or maybe a percentage of installed
packages).

-- 
Chris Adams <linux at cmadams.net>


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