Bug 1253929 - DNF needs skip-broken option
DNF needs skip-broken option
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1197456
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: packaging-team-maint
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Reported: 2015-08-15 14:35 EDT by Ben Greear
Modified: 2015-08-17 03:23 EDT (History)
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Description Ben Greear 2015-08-15 14:35:42 EDT
Description of problem:

I have a large list of rpm packages that I need to install on various
Fedora (and other RPM based OSs).  Some do require packages that others do not even support.  So, I could use yum instal [big-list-of-packages] --skip-broken
and it would just ignore the packages that were not available.

I cannot find any way to do this with dnf.  This means that I will have
to create a custom list for every possible OS that uses dnf.

Please add an option to allow dnf to ignore packages it cannot find.

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Steps to Reproduce:

dnf install pciutils-devel libidn-devel openldap-devel autoconf    automake libtool flex bison db4-devel openssl-devel libssh2-devel libpcap-devel tcp_wrappers-devel libevent-devel    libblkid-devel libgssglue-devel libtirpc-devel libnfsidmap-devel libnl-devel ncurses-devel pcsc-lite-devel gnutls-devel libgssglue-devel lksctp-tools lksctp-tools-devel maven maven2 gcc-c++ nfs-utils make libcap-devel autogen libnet-devel device-mapper-devel sqlite-devel    m2crypto libgcrypt-devel libnl-devel libxml2-devel webkitgtk3-devel libnl3-devel    pcre-devel readline-devel glibc-static glibc-utils pciutils-devel-static

Actual results:

Fails because libgssglue-devel is not available in Fedora 22.  It is required
for my application on old Fedora/Centos/Redhat OS versions though.

Expected results:

dnf should install what it can, warn about those it cannot.

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Comment 1 Michal Luscon 2015-08-17 03:23:15 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1197456 ***

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