[Yum] way to "fake" package install in yum like apt "Fake-Provides"?

nosp nosp at xades.com
Thu Nov 6 15:45:45 UTC 2003

On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 15:38, Michael Stenner wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 03:28:59PM +0000, nosp wrote:
> > Thanks for the quick response.  I won't do an RFE since I think it's not
> > likely to be a frequently-requested feature.
> Furthermore, it's not likely to be accepted.  It is the firm policy of
> yum to never help you avoid dependencies.
> It's a design tradeoff.  Protect the inexperienced.  The experienced
> users can get around such problems (either by installing via 'rpm
> --force' or by installing a package which satisfies the dependancy).

Sounds like an excellent tradeoff.  Thanks for the explanation.

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