yum "what you can" option?

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Wed Dec 7 23:05:22 UTC 2005

On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 03:42:55PM -0700, Paul Lemmons wrote:
 > I may be just missing it but is there an option with yum that will let
 > it install everything that does not fail a dependency test? For example,
 > if I do a "yum -y update" and there are 100 things that it sees to
 > update and one of the items can not install because there is an
 > unresolved dependency, the other 99 that could have been updated do not
 > get updated. I would like to be able to get the 99 on and then work out
 > the problem with the 1 later.

This has come up in the past. The last time I suggested it, Seth had
objections.  So I've been using this in the meantime..

yum list updates | awk '{ print $1 }' > .packages
for i in `cat .packages`;
        yum -y update $i
rm -f .packages


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