Description of Problem: In qa0711.0, the "--nodeps" option for "rpm -e"
does not appear to work. The output is the same as if the option was not
Steps to Reproduce:
1. attempt to remove a package, say the zip package, with this command:
rpm -e --nodeps zip
Output looks like this:
error: removing these packages would break dependencies
zip is needed by kdeutils-2.1.1-4
zip >= 2.1 is needed by libgcj-3.0-3
zip >= 2.1 is needed by libgcj-devel-3.0-3
which is the same as the output when --nodeps is NOT specified on the
RPM is not removed.
RPM should be removed, with no error messages.
Untested with rpm -i, -U, and -F.
There is also a noticeable pause between the completion of the command and
the return to the command prompt -- could be my system being slow
This has always been the behavior of --nodeps and --erase, so not a bug.
The slowness is due to verifying data integrity on close if opened R/W, new
behavior in rpm-4.0.3
Looking at what I wrote, I wasn't clear. I will reiterate, with additional
information: the option --nodeps does not function in any of the following
cases (test case was installing wvdial without the PPP package installed):
rpm -Uvh --nodeps wvdial-1.41-13.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh --nodeps wvdial-1.41-13.i386.rpm
In both cases, the package refused to install due to dependency errors (the PPP
package). The expected case is that the package will be installed regardless of
dependencies, and functions exactly as expected on a 7.1 system. The --nodeps
option also fails to function when trying to remove a package with this command:
rpm -e --nodeps zip
The result is that the package is not removed, and there is a dependency error
returned even though I specified the --nodeps option. Does this make more sense?
Is this rpm-4.0.3-0.66 or later? If earlier, then there was known CLI
breakage there. Otherwise, please try (read: the CLI was very broken)
rpm-4.0.3-0.66 or later.
It was the 4.0.3-0.66 version. I tried 4.0.3-0.68 from 7.2-HEAD, same symptoms.
Thanks Jeff. Works like a charm.