Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 811606
Removing a package collection causes unexpected extra removals
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:43:07 EST
$ sudo yum groupremove "Arabic Support"
Package Arch Version Repository Size
dejavu-sans-fonts noarch 2.33-1.fc16 @koji-override-0/$releasever
dejavu-sans-mono-fonts noarch 2.33-1.fc16 @koji-override-0/$releasever
libreoffice-langpack-en x86_64 1:22.214.171.124-8.fc16 @updates 0.0
paktype-naqsh-fonts noarch 3.0-5.fc15 @koji-override-0/$releasever
paktype-tehreer-fonts noarch 2.0-11.fc15 @koji-override-0/$releasever
Removing for dependencies:
get_iplayer noarch 2.80-4.fc16 @rpmfusion-free 377 k
libprojectM x86_64 2.0.1-12.fc16 @fedora 2.1 M
libreoffice x86_64 1:126.96.36.199-8.fc16 @updates 0.0
libreoffice-base x86_64 1:188.8.131.52-8.fc16 @updates 6.3 M
libreoffice-calc x86_64 1:184.108.40.206-8.fc16 @updates 25 M
libreoffice-core x86_64 1:220.127.116.11-8.fc16 @updates 225 M
libreoffice-draw x86_64 1:18.104.22.168-8.fc16 @updates 2.2 M
libreoffice-emailmerge x86_64 1:22.214.171.124-8.fc16 @updates 32 k
libreoffice-graphicfilter x86_64 1:126.96.36.199-8.fc16 @updates 695 k
libreoffice-impress x86_64 1:188.8.131.52-8.fc16 @updates 3.0 M
libreoffice-math x86_64 1:184.108.40.206-8.fc16 @updates 3.5 M
libreoffice-pdfimport x86_64 1:220.127.116.11-8.fc16 @updates 1.5 M
libreoffice-presenter-screen x86_64 1:18.104.22.168-8.fc16 @updates 2.3 M
libreoffice-pyuno x86_64 1:22.214.171.124-8.fc16 @updates 746 k
libreoffice-writer x86_64 1:126.96.36.199-8.fc16 @updates 19 M
vlc x86_64 1.1.13-3.fc16 @rpmfusion-free-updates
This is confusing for a user who opens up gnome-packagekit to free up some disk space and removes support for languages that they do not use - why is libreoffice gone too?
Either the language support groups should only trigger the removal of the functionality that they say they will, or the gnome-packagekit UI should not allow removing them so easily ..
This problem is not limited to language groups - eg. if I try to remove "Dial-up networking support" I lose the whole of NetworkManager
Group removal is a known problematic operation that does not always do what users intend.
Moving to the UI.
http://illiterat.livejournal.com/5571.html seems to discuss this issue as well
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