removing packages

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 08:56:02 UTC 2011


On Mon, 10 Oct 2011 23:18:50 -0500, BWI (Bruno) wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 20:16:07 -0700,
>   JD wrote:
> > 
> > Well, lo and behold, yum decided that other packages
> > not in the list would also be removed:
> 
> You checked dependencies on the package names. There can also be
> dependencies on files or libraries somewhat independent of the
> packages themselves. I think using repoquery with the --all-deps and
> --what-requires options will do what you were trying to do.

With repoquery, --all-deps has been made the default long ago.

With just RPM, one can check for local dependencies by using
options --erase --test, and that will fail if anything else still
requires the specified packages.

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