differrence between 'yum remove' and 'yum erase'

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jun 23 21:33:41 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-23 at 16:50 +0530, Krishna Chandra Prajapati wrote: 
> remove or erase
>               Are  used  to remove the specified packages from the system as well as removing any
>               packages which depend on the package being removed.
But this relation is not reflexive.Just because program A is  dependent
on program B being present, it does not mean that there are not uses for
B other than program A. meld is a good example that is very useful on
its own. Why should yum remove it when A is removed.

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