Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 475713
Packagekit vs. broken dependencies
Last modified: 2008-12-10 04:04:57 EST
Packagekit gives up too easily on broken dependecies
Instead it should (at least) try and skip brokens, as "yum --skip-broken" would.
Such a behaviour shall be very useful when packages in updates break dependencies. And they do!
Very recently "gnome-packagekit" wreaked havoc to upgrades and to network installations for days, and the very same day it got fixed... Well, a new breakge arised; courtesy of the current update of "libspectrum".
This problem hits hard "Anaconda" as well. A couple of "network upgrades" and installs that I tried during the "gnome-packagekit" period did some really bad juju. (The upgrade was a complete train wreck!)
It does do --skip-broken. This bug is fallout of 475074.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 475074 ***