[CentOS] yum remove <old kernel pkgs> -- wants to remove a to n of stuff

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Wed Jul 16 19:36:42 UTC 2008

On 7/16/2008 11:53 AM, MHR wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at buc.com> wrote:
> Even if that were completely true, it's not a good idea to mix
> different commands, especially for installing or removing packages.
> If you use rpm to find what you want to remove, remove it with rpm.

I have never experienced any problems with mixing "rpm" and "yum".  Yum 
is just a dependency checking/resolving front end for rpm.  If you 
attempt to do something with rpm that has dependency problems, it just 
fails, reports the issue, but it doesn't cause corruption.  The only 
time that using rpm could potentially be a problem is if you did a force 
install/removal which breaks some dependency.


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