[lug] Debian is better?
nate at natetech.com
Sun Dec 22 00:04:12 MST 2002
Interesting. I never knew the background of --force. Now I understand.
Hrmph... Going to have to go try some stuff....
>From: "Sean Reifschneider"<jafo at tummy.com>
>Sent: 12/19/02 10:13:07 AM
>To: "lug at lug.boulder.co.us"<lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
>Subject: Re: [lug] Debian is better?
>On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 02:14:23AM -0700, Nate Duehr wrote:
>>I just want to know why you can --force an install but not an
>>UN-install... with RPM. That's super-duper-lame.
>Well, "--force" is equivalent to "--replacepkgs --replacefiles
>--oldpackage". How do you expect those to be relavent to removing a
>The functionality you are probably looking for when deleting packages is
>"--nodeps", not "--force". If it is saying that you can't delete a
>package because of dependencies, you want "--nodeps".
>>An example, say I've compiled my own version of Apache someplace on the
>>filesystem and would like to remove the httpd package... without
>>removing all the OTHER things that depend on having Apache around. With
>>other package tools they give me the option to shoot myself in the foot
>>if I want to... RPM refuses to allow it.
>--nodeps will definitely allow this.
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