[packagekit] Role Proposal RepairSystem and SimulateRepairSystem

Richard Hughes hughsient at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 03:23:21 PST 2011

On 4 December 2011 11:19, Sebastian Heinlein <glatzor at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> It would be nice to have a set of a high level method to repair a broken
> system. On the APT side we can recover from two situations:
> * a failed/cancelled installation by running "dpkg -configure -a" to
> complete the postinstallation scripts
> * broken dependencies - APT provides a method to recover from this by
> installing/removing packages

Yup, yum has the same problems, if the user didn't complete the update
(and so we have duplicate packages installed) and also if the user
manually used rpm --force on the command line. I think two methods to
do this would make quite a lot of sense.


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