[packagekit] exclude some upgrades

Matthias Clasen matthias.clasen at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 09:44:43 PST 2007

On Nov 12, 2007 12:33 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 11:46 +0100, Matej Cepl wrote:
> > OK, this is probably all fault of using Fedora Rawhide which is messy.
> > However, with yum I could do yum upgrade --exclude=something, but neither
> > pkcon nor pk-update-viewer (to the best of my knowledge) doesn't have
> > anything like exclude. Would it be possible to click on items in the pk-
> > update-viewer list and check exclude for that package (similar to what
> > pup does, actually)?
> Well, it sounds like rawhide is screwed and the deps are all messed up;
> I don't think it's the fault of PackageKit to sort out the problems :-)
> Seriously, I think the backend needs to cope if this is the case, and if
> it can't just error out like it's doing. PackageKit shouldn't fix or
> work around broken repos, just like rpm doesn't silently "fix" broken
> rpm files - there's just too much that could go wrong.
> The only way I think this makes sense is to have a "Update just this
> package" button on the update detail for users that want "I only want to
> try out the gimp update" although the use case for this seems slim
> indeed. Yell if you want this, this would take a matter of minutes to
> add.

It would mostly be a workaround for frequently-broken-rawhide situations, but I
have missed this feature, too. pup has a checkbox next to each
package, and allows
you to uncheck individual packages.

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