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Old 07-16-2008, 07:36 PM
Kenneth Burgener
 
Default yum remove -- wants to remove a to n of stuff

On 7/16/2008 11:53 AM, MHR wrote:

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey@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.


Kenneth
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