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Bug 1347426 - yum-plugin-fastestmirror should be optional
Summary: yum-plugin-fastestmirror should be optional
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum
Version: 7.2
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Valentina Mukhamedzhanova
QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-06-16 20:11 UTC by Warren Young
Modified: 2016-06-17 10:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-06-17 10:26:05 UTC
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Description Warren Young 2016-06-16 20:11:32 UTC
Description of problem:

The point of plugins is that you can add and remove them without affecting the base app. A mandatory plugin is nonsensical.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

This has been seen on CentOS 5, 6 and 7.

How reproducible:

$ sudo rpm -e yum-plugin-fastestmirror

(or on EL5, yum-fastestmirror)

Actual results:

error: Failed dependencies:
        yum-plugin-fastestmirror is needed by (installed) yum-3.4.3-132.el7.centos.0.1.noarch

Expected results:

The plugin is uninstalled.

Additional info:

Yes, I realize the plugin can be disabled at run time by editing /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/fastestmirror.conf.  But if someone disables it long-term, why have it installed?

Comment 2 Valentina Mukhamedzhanova 2016-06-17 10:26:05 UTC
This seems to be a CentOS specific packaging issue. Neither upstream yum.spec, nor RHEL yum packages list yum-plugin-fastestmirror as a Requires, so the latter can be easily removed. I'm not sure where this should be reported, maybe try asking around on CentOS forums or IRC.

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