RPM -- plans, goals, etc.
Posted Dec 15, 2006 12:29 UTC (Fri) by mattdm
In reply to: RPM -- plans, goals, etc.
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I'm not sure your preference is really helpful. Any powerful system will let you do some things which are nonsense. The bug here is that if RPM dies in the middle of an upgrade transaction (power loss, or hardware error, or software bug), you'll end up with some of the new packages installed but the old ones not yet removed. This boils down to the earlier issue of partially-installed packages -- there's not really a problem with allowing duplicate packages per se.
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