Posted Nov 21, 2009 14:52 UTC (Sat) by fperrin
In reply to: sudo granularity
Parent article: Fedora 12 to remove unprivileged package installation
When you invoke 'aptitude upgrade' aptitude will sometimes run into dependency resolution issues. When that happens you can go into 'resolution mode' that gives you full access to the aptitude gui and there you can perform any of the functions supported by aptitude, which is a huge amount.
What happens if the user wants to install a package that conflicts with something that is already installed on the system? Will PackageKit decides to overwrite what is already installed, or will it fail to install the package? The first is a no-no, the second is, well, a failure. Or maybe it will ask the user how to resolve the dependencies, in which case we are back to the same situation as with aptitde in "resolution mode".
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