Dependencies ignored with rpm install

James Antill james at
Wed Jan 23 15:55:26 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-01-23 at 14:38 +0200, Eran Ben Natan wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have a package B that requires A. When I run 'yum install B' and A
> fails, B is installed anyway. Is this the right behavior? Can I change
> it?
> Running Transaction
> Error in PREIN scriptlet in rpm package A-1.0-1.x86_64
> error: %pre(A-1.0-1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
> error:   install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping A-1.0-1

 This is a pure rpm thing, rpm doesn't undo parts of the transaction
when a prein scriptlet (or something else) fails.

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