Skip-broken could not solve problems

seth vidal skvidal at
Sun Jan 9 23:14:06 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-01-09 at 21:59 +0000, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.

well some of them are a bug in yum. :) And, in theory, yes we should be
able to walk it back.

there's a couple of rawhide bugs which are ugly to trace out right now.


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