To distro-sync or not distro-sync?

Przemek Klosowski przemek.klosowski at
Thu Oct 29 14:53:22 UTC 2015

On 10/29/2015 05:56 AM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> the software upgrade just have to mention the conflicting packages and 
> stop until somebody enables a --force switch and in general DNF has to 
> be much more verbose in case of dependency problems instead just 
> saying "can't do anything because broken deps"in the past you saw 
> *exactly* which package requires which so-version and so find out 
> where the problem starts, which packages you may consider to remove 
> and then try again
> currently we have some sort of blackbox with no output how to solve 
> dependency problems
I believe "dnf update --best"  is more verbose and tells you where 
conflict is coming from. This is not very discoverable; I can't remember 
how I arrived at trying --best,  but it probably should be the default, 
as you say.

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