Bug 664 - the dev package can be accidentally uninstalled!
the dev package can be accidentally uninstalled!
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 1999-01-01 13:52 EST by prabhu
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-13 14:20:09 EST
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Description prabhu 1999-01-01 13:52:35 EST
The dev package can be accidentally uninstalled and sys
admins who are unaware of this can land up in trouble if
they uninstall this package by mistake.  This may not be a
bug but I have seen cases of people who have actually done
this and had severe problems once they did this.  This is
because according to RPM no package needs dev (this is
obviously very wrong).

# rpm -q --whatrequires dev
no package requires dev

Comment 1 Alan Cox 2002-12-13 14:06:28 EST
Just scanning over bug pre-history

Its now pinned in place by mkinitrd at least. Surely the kernel can also require
this now ?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-13 14:20:09 EST
Changed initscripts in CVS to require dev. That should cover most of the
non-esoteric setups.

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