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Re: May I safely execute yum-complete-transaction?



On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 22:01, Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy gmail com> wrote:
Hi,

I had a power shortage while I ran "yum update". After booting up, yum
told me to run yum-complete-transaction.

However yum-complete-transaction reported (see attachement), it would:
Install       7 Package(s)
Upgrade     205 Package(s)
Remove      209 Package(s)

So I canceld, afraid of having a lot of stiff accidentially removed.

Is it safe to let yum-complete-transaction continue?

The packages listed as to be removed are the old packages you are updating from so yes they are safe to remove. Updating consists of installing the new and updated packages (often shown during the transaction as updating or installing) and then the old version is removed (normally shown as cleanup during transactions) so install and upgrade are the packages being installed and updated. Remove is the old packages being cleaned up. Hope that makes it clear.

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