Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161660
yum fails to honor --exclude= settings
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:52:04 EST
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Description of problem:
$ yum -y --exclude=gnome-blog --exclude=rpm-devel --exclude=wl-xemacs update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: apel-xemacs >= 10.5 is needed by package wl-xemacs
Error: Missing Dependency: sqlite-devel is needed by package rpm-devel
Additionally, yum is still missing a command line switch to force yum to continue to install other packages.
Yum can still not be used in automated scripts, but must be managed interactively. The probability of a failed
update, for one reason or another, usually dependency related, is around 50%.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.yum -y --exclude=gnome-blog --exclude=rpm-devel --exclude=wl-xemacs update
yum's excluding doesn'y ignore installed packages.
What's happening is that something is removing or updating an installed package
and other installed packages are complaining about a dep going away.
in the case of wl-xemacs - the only option is to remove wl-xemacs iirc.