Bug 5728 - rpm uninstalls packages in the wrong order
rpm uninstalls packages in the wrong order
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-10-08 10:13 EDT by Emmes, Fabian
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-03 08:22:10 EDT
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Description Emmes, Fabian 1999-10-08 10:13:53 EDT
example:

package1 contains
/directory/

package2 contains
/directory/file
and requires package1

# rpm -e package1 package2
cannot remove /directory - directory not empty
#

while
# rpm -e package2 package1
#
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-08-07 09:46:51 EDT
This problem will be addressed after rpm-4.0 is released.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-22 14:14:01 EDT
rpm-4.0.3 erases packages in reverse order, reverses file lists as well, to
preserve
time reversal symmetry.

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