Cannot remove texlive – would result in removal of systemd

asked 2015-12-26 16:21:15 -0500

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some weeks ago stupid me decided I couldn't live without texlive-scheme-full anymore. Now I am stuck with almost 5 thousand texlive packages (which I can't even remember being part of texlive-scheme-full, but they are here now, after an update). However, when I try to remove any texlive package, I get

occam ~ $ sudo dnf remove texlive
Dependencies resolved.
Error: The operation would result in removing the following protected packages: systemd.

which seems wrong. What do? I assume this is a bug in dnf? This is Fedora 23, up to date on everything but 5000 texlive packages (which is why I REALLY want them gone).

Thank you in advance.

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Try to undo the transaction. With dnf history find the transaction number and with dnf history undo trans_numb remove the installed packages.

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2015-12-26 17:30:16 -0500 )edit

@skytux That doesn't work, because some packages have been updated and are no longer recognized as "the same package that was installed three weeks ago".

daemonism gravatar imagedaemonism ( 2015-12-27 03:30:24 -0500 )edit

Ohh I see... :(

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2015-12-27 13:51:35 -0500 )edit