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Re: yum annoyances



On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 10:58:38AM -0500, Gene C. wrote:

> Would it be possible to have some metadata which would flag to yum that the 
> package needs to be removed.

yum does not know if you want the package removed or not. But it could
indicate that none of the repos used for this resolver run provides
this package or a package which obsoletes it.

> Case 2:  This is similar to case 1.  In this case, an older version of a 
> package is in the development/update tree,  The currently installed packages 
> include one or more packages which are a "more recent version" but one that 
> has problems ... therefore, we need to "roll back" the package.  Again, this 
> can be handled manually via yum remove/install or using rpm --oldpackage if 
> you know that the situation exists.

Multiple versions of one package in a repo is not the usual case.


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