Problem with yum

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Thu Nov 1 19:15:35 UTC 2007

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> One way of dealing with it is to use rpm to remove the package, and
> then use yum to install the other version. You will need to use the
> --nodeps option of rpm, and you have to be careful that you do not
> remove a package that yum or rpm depends on when doing this.
> A safer way of doing it is to download the RPM, and use rpm to
> replace the newer package with the older one. The --oldpackage
> option of rpm is designed specifically for this.
I forgot to add that you do not have to download the package - you
can specify the URL and rpm will install it from the network.


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