removing packages

JD jd1008 at
Tue Oct 11 16:41:54 UTC 2011

On 10/11/2011 01:56 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> 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.
Actually, I was unaware of this util until Bruno mentioned it.

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