yum update and zif

Michal Jaegermann michal at harddata.com
Wed Jan 5 23:54:42 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 05:09:30PM -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Wednesday, January 05, 2011 04:32:02 pm Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> > This is from a changelog of yum-3.2.28-16.fc15:
> > * Tue Jan 04 2011 Seth Vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> -
> > * 3.2.28-15
> > - latest head
> > - conflicts zif
> > 
> > Only that "Zif is a simple yum-compatible library ..."

> zif  is not yum compatiable and it was using yum private data.

The quoted text was from a zif package description.

In any case you totally miss the point which was updating a system.

> if yu want to 
> use zif to manage your packages you must remove yum.

I do not particularly care about zif and its documentation is
emphatic that it should not be used directly but only through yum
and/or PackageKit so, if its documentation is correct, installing
it by itself would be rather sensless.

> you would have had to
> install it AFAIK  though maybe packagekit brought it in at some
> point.

That "maybe" is what is all of this is about.  Otherwise I would not
even know that such thing exists.


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