Mark McLoughlin <markmc(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Tue, 2005-08-16 at 21:43 +0100, Paul wrote:
> I'm not sure if it's me or the build box, but today must go down as the
> day with most number of packages borked in rawhide - there are tonnes
> relying on libpixman and libcairo and if they're excluded, there are
> still about that additionally have to be excluded as well!
Here's a thought - if the daily rawhide report comes with a list of
broken dependencies, it probably wouldn't take much for it to also
include the yum command line needed to update everything not affected by
the broken deps. Or yum itself could have a --exclude-broken-deps ...
I'd vote for --shadow=SomePackageGlob, meaning "Install everything that
doesn't depend (directly or indirectly) on SomePackage" (modulated by the
usual --exclude=SomeJunk and ListOfStuff arguments). Methinks this would be
generally useful, not only for futzing around with rawhide, as this is
usually what you want (not just raw --exclude=ThisOrThat).
Or else, "--install-whatever-you-can --i-know-what-im-doing
--yes-i-do-mean-it --just-doit-damnit" flags
Broken deps are always going to be a fact of life with rawhide -
be nice if didn't suck up too much time for people, though.
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