Bug 55837 - GnoRPM seems to use --allmatches --nodeps to remove packages by default.
GnoRPM seems to use --allmatches --nodeps to remove packages by default.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnorpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-11-07 11:05 EST by Chris Kloiber
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-12 16:49:34 EST
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Description Chris Kloiber 2001-11-07 11:05:27 EST
Description of Problem:

Customer used up2date to install latest errata kernel (2.4.9-13) and
verified it's functionality, then decided to remove the stock 2.4.7-10
using GnoRPM. He called us saying that grub.conf and parts of fstab weere
missing. Investigation showed that he had NO kernels installed. He said
there was no message warning him of any dependencies (not confirned by me).
Fortunately I was able to get some working kernels installed for him (the
network and loop modules were in use at the time)

Expected Results:

Do not rely on --allmatches --nodeps on an rpm -e, instead always use the
version number on an rpm -e (ie: rpm -e kernel-2.4.9-13) and if there are
dependencies warn the customer and offer the --nodeps option (again I have
not confirmed this part).
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2001-11-12 16:24:35 EST
Ouch. That does indeed sound pretty bad.
I'll report this upstream. The maintainers are quite responsive.
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2001-11-12 16:49:28 EST
In gnome bugzilla at:

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2002-07-23 12:09:06 EDT
Gnorpm has been deprecated for the next version of RedHat. It will be replaced
with a package called redhat-config-packages.

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