[Yum] forcing uninstalls

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 16:22:39 UTC 2006

On 3/31/06, Lennie Johansson <icedizzy_cs at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all thx 4 your gr8 tool YUM.
> Wondering, i want to get rid of a package YUM suggest to remove 44 others.
> Ok got that the 44 packages are able to use what i want to get rid of but it
> isnt nessesery i judge that.
> How to force YUM to just remove the packages i want? are there any flags or
> steps i have to do?
> Noobish me.
> Any help?
> /Ice

Short answer, you don't. There is no 'force' option. You're telling
yum to remove a package. Yum is telling you that there are 44 packages
that depend on what you're trying to remove to function. If you were
to force only the removal of one, the rest may stop working. Yum is
doing exactly what it should.

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safety deserve neither liberty nor safety''
Benjamin Franklin 1775

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