[Yum] Why is upgrade deprecated?

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Nov 21 14:54:05 UTC 2003

> 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... :)

there are worse cases
large obsoleting arcs

foo obsoletes bar
bar obsoletes baz
baz obsoletes foo


it happens

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