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Re: yum annoyances

On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 10:58:38AM -0500, Gene C. wrote:
> Case 1: A package is install but, now, has been deleted from the
> development/update tree and the installed package blocks updates. The
> current answer is to manually remove the package (yum remove or rpm -e)
> if, and only if, you know that package was deleted .. the recent case of
> dbus-qt.

This could be worked around with an "obsolete-packages" rpm in the
repository, which would mark as Obsolete all such known packages.

> 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.

In the non-devel tree, this is "solved" with Epochs. In the devel tree, I'd
say the best thing to do is watch closely, because you're using the
development tree.

Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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