Yumex cleaned my system..... How do I contact yum-team?
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Mon Jun 30 20:44:05 UTC 2008
> Good evening (at least it is in Austria!)
> I'm new to Linux & Fedora, last messed with Unix in about '89...
> I've (eventually) installed F9, with a selection of odds & ends, and
> found that yumex SEEMED to be a better way of updating & installing than
> the Gnome Add/Remove Software. My problem comes when I try to remove
> "something" (e.g. CUPS) when yumex seems to consider every application
> that uses or links to CUPS as being a dependency. In my naive, trusting
> way (!), I assumed the 223 listed dependencies were sort of .dlls which
> CUPS had added to everything that needed to print. Oh, how wrong can
> you be????? 223 deleted apps later & I had a bare bones system - even
> yumex was gone! & most of Gnome!
> SO, after a day & half fiddling, I got back to a working system again
> (95%). I posted the situation on FedoraForum & was advised to bring it
> to the attention of "Them what looks after Yum", but I can't find out
> how to contact the yum team.
> Any suggestions on how one contacts the yum team???
Yumex is a different developer from yum itself but all of them can be
contacted via the mailing list at
I don't see what they could do about you accidentally removing packages
more than intended on your system however.
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