dnf even allows to uninstall RPM and systemd without warnings

Johannes Lips johannes.lips at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 17:57:12 UTC 2014

Chris Adams wrote:
> 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.
Of course, but how fast can a small three letter work like yum or dnf
can be overlooked?
I don't really see any benefit of not implementing it, if it makes an
installation safer.
But this whole discussion is pointless, because the people, who do the
work will most likely decide the outcome!

> 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).

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