Jesse Keating wrote:
On Fri, 2009-03-20 at 12:03 -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:The need to make sure that you update rpm or yum before you do 'yum update' has happened before and I'm sure this isn't the last time that it will happen either. It just makes sense for a packager to see if there is an update to itself first. Update itself and THEN do the updates for everything else.That's your opinion. The opinion of the people writing the update tools and preparing the repos and living through such "needs" and really understanding what is actually going on don't share that opinion.
What is the matter with yum doing something like this?
if updated yum or updated rpm is available:
if updated yum is available:
yum_is_new = true
if updated rpm is available:
sys.execv("/usr/bin/yum", sys.argv) # replace current process with updated yum