[Yum] Why is upgrade deprecated?

Konstantin Riabitsev icon at linux.duke.edu
Fri Nov 21 14:54:16 UTC 2003

Tom Diehl wrote:
> Would someone please explain why it would be a bad thing(tm) to do 
> yum-update --with-obsoletes all of the time?? 

You could have two packages obsoleting each-other. This is, 
actually, a real case, as zebra obsoletes gated, and gated obsoletes 
zebra. If you did --with-obsoletes every time and had gated 
installed, it would be replaced with zebra the next time yum runs. 
Then with gated again. Then with zebra. Then with gated. Then with 
zebra. Then with gated... :)

Konstantin ("Icon") Riabitsev
Duke Physics Systems Admin, RHCE

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