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Re: Specifying How Yum Downloads Updates



On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 11:05 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Bob Gustafson <bobgus rcn com> said:
> > What I should have done (and have done subsequently when faced with a
> > similar problem) is to use rpm to remove only the bad versioned library
> > and then immediately install the good library, and then reboot to
> > re-point all of the packages depending on that library.
> 
> That would have required a "rpm --force", which should be avoided (you
> really almost never need it).  If you had the proper replacement RPM,
> you could just "rpm -U foo.rpm".  If the replacement RPM was older than
> the installed RPM, you could do "rpm -U --oldpackage foo.rpm".

Thanks for the hints.

With multiple options though, the usage drifts from the 'it just works'
ideal.


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