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Re: [opensuse] Why those packages wish to be installed? [up, dup and packman]
On 2014-11-22 14:25, jdd wrote:

The problem is that packages come and go, and some need to be deleted.
With "dup", you essentially "duplicate" the repository, so that
packagers do not have to carefully care for all the dependencies all the
time.

I don't really understand that :-(

That they can add or remove packages from the distribution, as they are
developing it, but the old, no more existing package does not get
removed because something still lists it as dependency because its
packager hasn't yet noticed. Something of the sort, I'm unsure of the
details.

With dup, everything gets replaced with /new/ versions. If a package
dissapears from the repo, it gets removed from your machine, too.
Hopefully you get a conflict if something still requires it.


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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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