yum remove cyrus-imap

Timothy Murphy tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Thu Dec 9 13:28:36 UTC 2004

John Wendel wrote:

>>>I recently tried to "yum remove cyrus-imap\*", the result wasn't pretty.
>>>The resulting dependency tree would have left me with an unusable
>>>system. Is there a correct way to do this?
>> Can't you just do something like
>> # rpm -e cyrus-imapd cyrus-imapd-murder [...]

> Thanks for the reply. You're correct, rpm -e works fine with cyrus-imapd.

Even so, "yum remove" does seem to me to cause problems
by removing too much.
(I haven't tried it with cyrus-imap but had the problem
removing another package.)
I'm not clear how "yum remove" decides what packets to remove
in addition to the package specified,
but in my experience it is rather a dangerous command to give.

Timothy Murphy  
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