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Bug 1573970 - dnf autoremove removes grouped packages
Summary: dnf autoremove removes grouped packages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: rpm-software-management
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-05-02 15:38 UTC by Peter Oliver
Modified: 2018-09-25 16:12 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-09-25 16:12:15 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Peter Oliver 2018-05-02 15:38:44 UTC
Description of problem:
After upgrading from Fedora 26 to 28, `dnf autoremove` wants to uninstall 670 packages, including packages that are part of installed groups, such as firefox and gnome-software.  Shouldn’t having a group installed protect the group's contents from auto-removal?

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

How reproducible:
Always (on this system).

Steps to Reproduce:
> dnf group list | grep -B2 GNOME
Installed Groups:
> dnf group info GNOME | grep gnome-software
> dnf list autoremove | grep gnome-software
gnome-software.x86_64                    3.28.1-1.fc28                  @fedora

Comment 1 Jaroslav Mracek 2018-09-25 16:12:15 UTC
I believe that the problem is not in the groups, but situation is caused by formal problem in dnf and inheritance of reasons especially in case of obsoletes.
To recover your system I would recommend to use "dnf mark install" command. I am sorry that probably all what we can do for you.

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