persistent gnome dep problems (F16 alpha rc3-5, alpha), --skip-broken wants to haul in 32-bit libs

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Aug 24 22:43:59 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-24 at 17:36 -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > I didn't say anything about dependencies. People file negative karma on
> > stuff like 'Obscure Menu Item Z doesn't work', or 'there's a typo in the
> > docs'. The more packages there are in an update, the more likely this is
> > to happen, and the more likely bad negative karma will hold up 75 other
> > packages...
> You kept mentioning adding more packages to updates causes problems. 
> Typically adding packages is due to a dependency.
> If you're not talking about dependencies, what are you talking about?

Um, exactly what you quoted. Larger updates tend to get more false
negative feedback. That's the main problem developers cite with them.
Adam Williamson
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