Paul on 1 Dec 2003 13:15:04 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] Re: What Does "Install" Really Mean

Tom Diehl wrote:

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Paul wrote:

Like I said, sometime RPM gets confused. By forcing a package to be installed with --nodeps then removing the package, sometimes that resolves the problem and allows the package to be installed the usual way. I should have added that to my last message.

In what way does it get confused? Forcing a package to be installed then removing it then reinstalling it does nothing more than waste time. If you have a real world reproducible case where this works I would love to see this. What you say makes no sense. There are a few good reasons for using --nodeps and force what you state above is not one of them. That is just voodoo.

I never said it makes sense. I only claim to have used that method and that it worked. I don't recall the specifics of the case, but it was similar to the problem in the original post.

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