[CentOS] yum dependency problem

Sat Apr 5 11:45:59 UTC 2008
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

Jim Perrin wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 6:20 AM, Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at softdux.com> wrote:
>>  Oh, I thought yum had a different cache / database of what is installed?
> Yum keeps a cache and database of what's in the repositories, so it
> can search more easily when you're looking to install something from
> the repositories. When it comes to the actual install/removal of
> applications, that gets farmed out to rpm, so as Ralph stated: with
> the exception of depsolving, yum remove and rpm -e do the same thing.
but then Fred's machine shouldn't have tried to update openoffice?

I hear what Jim is saying with "You'll have to add an 
exclude=openoffice* line to your yum.conf or base and updates 
repositories." but that's not practical - this means everyone has to add 
that exclude line to their yum.conf if they remove stuff they don't want 
anymore. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it shouldn't work like that


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