How to get rid of FC8 stuff?

Joe Smith jes at
Sun Jun 3 20:35:00 UTC 2007

Arch Willingham wrote:
> ... Is there any way to fix what this morning's update did? I.E. can
> I replace the FC8 files with FC7 files?

Hah! I'm not the only fool! I was just too embarrassed to admit it ;-)

First I installed the 'release' rpm for 7:

Then I made a list of all the fc8 updates:
# grep 'May 31' /var/log/yum.log | grep Updated | sed -e "s/  */\t/g" 

The only way I know of to roll those back is to

1) identify the current fc7 package:
# yum list 'bzip2*'

2) download the rpm:
# wget{bzip2,bzip2-libs}-1.0.4-10.fc7.i386.rpm

3) install them with
# rpm -Uvh --oldpackage bzip2-*.rpm

That's not so easy to script at a level I would trust not to make things 
worse, so I'm just sticking to doing it by hand.

Some of the packages have some pretty hairy dependencies (filesystem!), 
so I hope I don't break everything trying to roll them back.

Actually, everything seems to be working fine at this point, I would 
just leave it alone except I'm afraid the fc8 packages would not be 
updated correctly from here out.

Suggestions appreciated.


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