[packagekit] exclude some upgrades

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 10:14:18 PST 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 13:11 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2007 12:58 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > We can't and shouldn't add this interaction into PackageKit - it should
> > be fixed in one of two ways:
> >
> > 1) Repositories shouldn't be pushed is they don't depsolve.
> You know how realistic it is to expect repositories to be always 100%
> consistent
> during development, in particular when throwing 3rd party repositories into the
> mix...

Sure, but then yum should do as much as it can and work round the broken
deps. I think there's a plugin that does exactly that IIRC.

> > 2) yum should auto-ignore packages that don't depsolve.
> That doesn't make much sense. It is the combination of installed package plus
> available updates as a whole that is inconsistent. There usually is
> not a  single
> "package that doesn't depsolve".


> > This isn't a PackageKit problem; rawhide is very unstable and applying
> > the same logic to new user installing software and developers trying to
> > work around a broken development repo is just too different in my
> > opinion.
> Fair enough. packagekit won't be very useful as an update tool in rawhide then,
> but I can live with that.

Well, see above. I think this needs to be done at the yum level, not

> Would you consider a "install only this one package"
> button ?

Totally, it's a good idea. Give me two minutes.


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