[packagekit] RFC - easy install/remove

Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett dmacvicar at suse.de
Mon Nov 17 01:59:25 PST 2008

Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> You don't only want to remove the first level/direct dependencies, but
> also all recursive ones. So this is should clearly be done by the
> backend. Even handling all direct dependencies is out of scope for
> packagekit itself.
And it is also a "best effort" operation and not a predictable operation.

in ZYpp, since we got package history support, and we record if the
package comes from a user or solver
decision, it may be possible to handcraft some algorithms that given the
package state plus this history can figure out
what software may be proposed for removal.


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