dnf even allows to uninstall RPM and systemd without warnings
hlhowell at pacbell.net
Mon Jun 23 18:32:30 UTC 2014
On Mon, 2014-06-23 at 20:21 +0200, Johannes Lips wrote:
> Les Howell <hlhowell at pacbell.net> wrote on Mon 23 Jun 2014 20:04:56 CEST:
> > On Mon, 2014-06-23 at 19:57 +0200, Johannes Lips wrote:
> >> 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).
> > The good news is that for dnf you can become a developer and then work
> > from the group to make it do what you want. I am sure that your
> > experience and knowledge will be a welcome addition to the team.
> What's the point of personal insults? I just stated my opinion, no need
> to get personal with ironic comments!
I didn't mean it to be ironic. You really can contribute.
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