[oclug] rpm and obsoleted packages
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at digitaltorque.ca
Tue Jun 3 22:13:18 EDT 2003
Being used to Debian, and its concept of "conflicts", I'm finding
"Obsoletes" mildly odd in rpm. It seems that when you install a package
that obsoletes one or more other packages, it properly removes them.
That's fine. But, if you then try to install package B, which is
obsoleted by A, rpm happily lets you without a single warning.
My impression is that this is a bug, not a feature, but I'm
wondering if anyone can shed some light on this before I raise a bug
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