Bug 475713

Summary: Packagekit vs. broken dependencies
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Davide Repetto <red>
Component: PackageKitAssignee: Richard Hughes <richard>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 10CC: lmacken, rhughes, richard, robin.norwood, tuxbrewr
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Description Davide Repetto 2008-12-09 22:10:12 EST
Packagekit gives up too easily on broken dependecies
Instead it should (at least) try and skip brokens, as "yum --skip-broken" would.

Such a behaviour shall be very useful when packages in updates break dependencies. And they do!

Examples:
Very recently "gnome-packagekit" wreaked havoc to upgrades and to network installations for days, and the very same day it got fixed... Well, a new breakge arised; courtesy of the current update of "libspectrum".


note:
This problem hits hard "Anaconda" as well. A couple of "network upgrades" and installs that I tried during the "gnome-packagekit" period did some really bad juju. (The upgrade was a complete train wreck!)
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-12-10 04:04:57 EST
It does do --skip-broken. This bug is fallout of 475074.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 475074 ***