how to uninstall preload?

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Tue Jul 20 21:07:28 UTC 2010

On 07/21/2010 12:05 AM, Greg Woods wrote:
> I believe what Timothy meant was something along the lines of what
> happens if you try to remove, say, xorg-x11-server-Xorg, which would
> probably result in the removal of every GUI application since they all
> depend on an X server. This is an obvious and therefore stupid example
> to illustrate the point,  which is that it would be easy to attempt
> removing something that many other things depended on, and if you use
> the -y flag, many things you wanted to keep could be gone before you
> realized what was happening. That is why -y is dangerous.

Yum in rawhide by default protects yum and everything that depends on it
which atleast minimizes such accidental damage and it is user
configurable.  So you can add more packages to be protected.  For
previous releases, the protect-core plugin has similar functionality. 


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