Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119155
No updates when a dependency can't be resolved
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:49:21 EST
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Description of problem:
When you finds a package it can't install when given "yum update", it
doesn't install anything. It should install what can be installed, IMHO.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use Arjan's 2.6 kernel stuff, have oprofile installed (has
dependency problem, reported earlier)
2. yum -y update
Actual Results: Complains about dependency problem, no updates
installed even when there are some unrelated ones available.
Workaround is to update that stuff by hand (i.e., giving the explicit
Expected Results: Install updates that don't have dependency trouble.
The upstream developer community for this tool has its own development
mailing list; this suggestion has been made and rejected before. See:
This is a yum design issue.