On Thu, 2005-06-23 at 00:12 -0700, Panu Matilainen wrote: > The fact that you can, sort of, downgrade doesn't make it a good idea. > Rpm's don't support downgrade reliably, while it works most of the time ok > it might just as well not work leaving you with strange problems and > quirks. And the fact that RPMs support upgrades doesn't mean that they always work without strange problems. For example: - openssl-0.9.7f-4 caused my postfix to break because the CA was moved to /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt - pam-0.79-8 made me unable to login because of "set_loginuid failed opening loginuid" ... Still we all do upgrades, don't we? Tom PS: It would be a very nice feature if yum/rpm could generate a differential changelog when doing an upgrade. E.g. generate a file and write the name of each package being updated followed by the changelog entries between the old and new version. -- T h o m a s Z e h e t b a u e r ( TZ251 ) PGP encrypted mail preferred - KeyID 96FFCB89 finger thomasz hostmaster org for key Linux is like a Wigwam.. No Windows, no Gates, and Apache inside.
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