Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 587441
RFE: Use the protect packages feature of yum, to protect the "main" python
Last modified: 2011-09-02 13:14:27 EDT
Description of problem:
We've merged protect-packages into yum (first version in rawhide is 3.2.27-9.fc14), and with the default config. a package can drop a file of "protected packages" into /etc/yum/protected.d
Eg. python atm. should do:
echo python > /etc/yum/protected.d/python.conf
...this will stop users of yum from removing python, without going to a lot of trouble.
Given python is such a core feature, I figured I'd open this BZ.
Is this yum feature documented somewhere?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Is this yum feature documented somewhere?
Answering my own question, I see:
"yum is by default the only protected package, but by extension this automatically protects everything that yum depends on(rpm, python, glibc, etc.). So then this functionality is very good even without the need to carefully construct lists of important packages."
So is this actually needed?
Talked with seth. He agrees that the yum dependency on python is sufficient for now.