Bug 161660 - yum fails to honor --exclude= settings
yum fails to honor --exclude= settings
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2005-06-24 23:05 EDT by james
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:52 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-27 01:49:22 EDT
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Description james 2005-06-24 23:05:05 EDT
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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%.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.yum -y --exclude=gnome-blog --exclude=rpm-devel --exclude=wl-xemacs update

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Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2005-06-27 01:48:36 EDT
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.

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