Re: Problems with update -- redhat-lsb conflicts

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On Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:32:13 -0700, Joe Zeff wrote:

> On 06/25/2012 01:12 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> > --skip-broken tends generally to fail on multilib in a way that
> > it pulls i686 deps if they seem to satisfy deps by version
> > on a pure x86_64 system as long you do not "exclude=*.i686"
> 
> I'm not sure that that's --skip-broken's fault; it sounds more like a 
> problem with how the deps are defined, or possibly how they're evaluated.

I tend to agree. --skip-broken would first need to recognize something as
"broken", such as a dep that cannot be resolved. Only then it would
exclude the package and try to resolve deps again.

The typical case where an update on x86_64 pulls in lots of unwanted i686
packages is when an update "takes away" something that is still needed by
other [installed] packages. The depsolver finds [possibly older] i686
packages that still provide the needed things and can be used to resolve
the non-arch-specific deps.

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