Skip-broken could not solve problems

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sun Jan 9 21:59:07 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-01-09 at 21:03 +0000, Andre Robatino wrote:
> When running "yum --skip-broken update" and getting this message (currently in
> Rawhide), should it always be considered a bug and reported?

Depends what you mean. If you mean 'is it a bug in yum', no. There are
some types of dependency issues that can't really sensibly be resolved
by ignoring some updates. It's clearly a bug in *something*, though. You
should treat each case individually, figure out what the ultimate root
of the problem is, and file a bug against the appropriate package.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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