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Re: garbage-collector.rpm ? (Was: Re: Summary - Broken dependencies in Fedora Extras - 2007-03-03)



On Mon, 5 Mar 2007 09:00:32 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Monday 05 March 2007 08:20:04 Axel Thimm wrote:
> > And what happens on the next update of garbage-collector in Fedora
> > which will nuke that package again?
> 
> yet another reason why I think this is a bad approach.

Please don't go in circles. It has been said before that it would
be __versioned__ Obsoletes. "Versioned" as in

  Obsoletes: foo <= last_pkg_version_release_in_fedora_dist

which means the pkg "foo" can be reintroduced with a higher
%version-%release as normal and in the same way a 3rd party package would
override what is included in the dist.
 
> yum list extras should show you the packages you have installed that aren't 
> available in any repo you have configured.  From that point, it would be easy 
> to construct a removal to cleanse yourself of the orphans, should the user 
> choose so.
 
"Good bye" to manually installed rpms. Plus, it's manual clean-up of
a broken distribution.

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