[Mageia-dev] task-obsolete - questions about implementation details and how to disable it

Sander Lepik sander.lepik at eesti.ee
Tue Dec 25 20:01:10 CET 2012

25.12.2012 20:41, Florian Hubold kirjutas:
> Hello,
> this should not be about complaints, only some technical questions.
> How is task-obsolete supposed to work as a package, i.e. what is the mechanism
> used to pull it in, and then remove it again? It is required by nothing else,
> so i guess
> this is either pulled by urpmi/perl-urpm/rpmdrake itself.
> Can sombody enlighten me about this?
AFAIK task-obsolete is pulled in by rpmsrate.
> And the next step would be the question for the proper way how to disable
> this mechanism as an enduser. 
As root, run this command:

echo task-obsolete >> /etc/urpmi/skip.list

This will add task-obsolete into the skip list and you can use obsoleted software.


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