[oclug] rpm and obsoleted packages
Gilles J. Seguin
segg at infonet.ca
Sat Jun 7 00:03:51 EDT 2003
"Michael P. Soulier" wrote:
> Hey people,
> 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
Can you give the concrete example for this case.
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