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Bug 163217 - yum doesn't handle "removal by provides"
yum doesn't handle "removal by provides"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2005-07-14 01:35 EDT by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:52 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-14 04:29:18 EDT
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Description Ralf Corsepius 2005-07-14 01:35:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
yum doesn't handle "removal by provides",
e.g. yum remove eclipse

(eclipse is a "Provides" of the eclipse-platform rpm).
However yum is able to handle "installation by provides",
e.g. yum install eclipse

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install eclipse
2. yum remove eclipse


Actual Results:  # yum remove eclipse
Setting up Remove Process
No Packages marked for removal

For comparison:
# apt-get remove eclipse
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Selecting eclipse-platform for 'eclipse'
The following packages will be REMOVED:
   eclipse-platform (1:3.1.0_fc-0.M6.22)
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 removed and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 101MB disk space will be freed.

Expected Results:  yum should select package corresponding to "provides" and remove it.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2005-07-14 04:29:18 EDT
code's checked into upstream cvs to handle this.

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