[svlug] Using RPM

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar at dsurreal.org
Sat Mar 17 20:25:01 PST 2001

On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Todd Lyons wrote:

> Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> > > installed simultaneously fulfill dependencies.  I consider --force a
> > > last resort option.
> > Not that I'm an RPM expert... But I have seen folks describe "--force" as an
> > option intended for folks who are novices. Supposedly, you can always
> > perform any given task with other command(s). YMMV.
> So we agree.  The biggest possible limitation I can think of might be
> command line length limits if several packages have to be installed at
> once due to circulular dependencies.

Dear god what kind of horrifying circular dependency could cause the total
length of the package names to exceed 250 characters?  (*shudder*)

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