Status of weak dependencies support in Fedora 21+

Michael Schroeder mls at
Sun Nov 9 15:03:37 UTC 2014

On Sat, Nov 08, 2014 at 11:26:50PM +0100, drago01 wrote:
> Well if you have package foo that suggests bar and you do
> dnf/yum install foo it should simply install both, but if you do
> yum/dnf remove bar it should leave foo installed.
> But neither is implemented.

Because you're using Suggests, not Recommends. For Recommends, dnf will
also install bar if you install foo. It will also remove bar again if
you deinstall foo and clean_requirements_on_remove is set to true.


Michael Schroeder                                   mls at
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