Bug 702553 - package_cleanup wants to remove 1.8G of (core?) packages
package_cleanup wants to remove 1.8G of (core?) packages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-05-06 02:32 EDT by Jon Masters
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:18 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-05-06 03:00:44 EDT
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Description Jon Masters 2011-05-06 02:32:47 EDT
Description of problem:

So I was getting few warnings of duplicate packages when cleaning up a system I'd upgraded from older rawhide to 15. But what I wasn't expecting was:

Transaction Summary
Remove     1060 Package(s)

Installed size: 1.8 G

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Name        : yum-utils
Version     : 1.1.30
Release     : 2.fc15

It wanted to remove about half the packages on the system, including a lot of core stuff. The result was a mess, and only aborted after I noticed I couldn't ssh into the machine any more. This was the first time I've tried using this command to clean up dupes, and it will be the last time I use it also.

Comment 1 Jon Masters 2011-05-06 03:00:44 EDT
I retract that report. Something killed my SSH at the same time I ran this so I pre-maturely blamed package_cleanup. I think it's working just fine. As for the server, I think it needs to be re-installed at this point as it's just too tricky to really go from an older rawhide to F15.

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