Description of problem:
While trying to remove development packages and some languages related pakages, the dependencies escalated to include yum, rpm, X, etc... I clicked without verifying the list of dependencies. Packagekit cleaned up rpm and yum resulting in an unrecoverable system requiring reinstallation.
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Steps to Reproduce:
PackageKit should not commit suicide and get rid of core packages.
I had been upgrading my parents system using yum from Fedora 8 to Fedora 11. Before upgrading to Fedora 12, I wanted to clean the development and extra groups of packages which they did not need. This was my worst fedora experience http://sethanil.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-worst-experience-with-fedora.html
What other packages do you think are "critical" and should not be removed?
Author: Richard Hughes <email@example.com>
Date: Mon Nov 30 09:05:39 2009 +0000
yum: protect against yum, rpm and glibc from being removd manually or as deps in RemovePackages()
If rpm and yum are functional, system can be recovered.
In addition, if the packagekit gui is being used, it might be desirable to preserve the desktop environment. That, though, seems to be messy to do consistently and safely given the number of possibilities.
Restricting the desktop possibilities to gnome and kde may be adequate as users of other environments are likely to be knowledgeable.
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