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Re: How to update from rpm 4.4 to rpm 5.0



I recommend installing gcc and builld tools to recompile RPM if
something goes wrong.


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:44 AM, Mikkel L. Ellertson
<mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote:
> JD wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> My current system has
>>
>> rpm-4.4.2.2-2
>> rpm-libs-4.4.2.2-2
>> rpm-python-4.4.2.2-2
>>
>> I want to update to
>>
>> rpm-perl-5.0-0.2.0
>> rpm-libs-5.0-0.2.0
>> rpm-build-5.0-0.2.0
>> rpm-5.0-0.2.0
>> rpm-python-5.0-0.2.0
>> The 5.0 builds are made for my version of fedora.
>>
>> How can I update to the new 5.0 stuff safely, so that
>> I am not left without an rpm tool.
>> The dependencies are so many, I am not sure how I can
>> update and not break the dependents.
>>
> Use yum to do the update. It will manage any dependencies. It also
> takes care of not removing the old version before the new version is
> installed. (That is why it first gets all the packages, does the
> install, and then does cleanup.)
>
> Mikkel
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