Strange package dependency problem
whooperhsd3 at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 21 02:36:06 UTC 2004
> To answer your question; yes, yum should update foo and merrily
> output a note to the "user" that they don't know wtf they are
> doing and read the manual or something. It shouldn't abort
> just because some human typed something illogical at the command
> prompt because that's what humans do best. It is up to the
> program to do the logical thing because that's what they do
> best. Really, the logical thing for the update program to do
> would be to update anything it can, as long as the update
> doesn't break something.
An so what status does this program return? Pass or fail?
I don't want programs (especially something like package updating) doing
mysterious things. If it can't do what I asked, I expect it to fail and
leave my system alone. If I try to execute a file that doesn't have the
execute bit set, I get an error. If I try to right to a directory I don't
have permission to I get an error. If I try to install multiple RPMs and
one fails none are installed. Yum should be no different. I don't expect
any update software to fix a broken package tree.
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