#996 closed System Defect (fixed)

Package Manager removes important packages without user input

Reported by: joshms Owned by: kris
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: System Tool Version: 10.0-RELEASE
Keywords: Cc: trac-bugs@…


I was removing my QT4 devel packages using the advanced menu in package manager. I was very careful to browse only to devel and uncheck the QT devel related packages. After doing so I pressed apply. It asked for admin password as expected. Then it pops up and says removing 277 packages :(. I tried to force close the window, but as soon as i'd get a terminal or something else open it would force close those. Houston we have a problem! Test system is hosed...re-installing.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 18 months ago by kris

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

I wasn't able to duplicate this on my box, but I may have found the problem anyway. Switched to using the "pkg query" command instead of "pkg rquery" when building the list, which doesn't need a good / active internet connection when building dep lists.


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