[lug] Debian is better?

Nate Duehr 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....

-----Original Message-----
   >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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