Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 501824
yum does not remove dependencies not needed anymore
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:09:17 EST
Description of problem:
Yum does not remove unneeded dependencies
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install package A which needs packages B and C as dependencies
2. Remove package A
3. There is no straightforward way to remove B and C and they are not needed anymore!
Orphaned packages clutter the system over time
Upon removing package A, yum should display a message about which command we can run to remove the no longer needed packages
This is THE missing feature that is making me consider a move to Debian/Ubuntu.
the yum-plugin remove-with-leaves provides this behavior.
You can install and enable the plugin and get what you want.
Statements about why you want to move to other distributions are not really appropriate or useful in bug reports.
I was merely accentuating how important it is to me. I'll check the plugin, thank you.