Too new readline on FC8

Jonathan Dieter jdieter at
Fri Feb 1 06:21:52 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 22:02 -0800, Peter J. Stieber wrote:
> Somehow I managed to load readline-5.2-9.fc8.x86_64 on my Fedora 8 box. 
>   It seems to be newer than any version currently available from the 
> standard mirrors (readline-5.2-7.fc8).  I only point to standard 
> mirrors.  Maybe this newer version was temporarily made available, then 
> removed.
FWIW, I have readline-5.2-9.fc8 on my systems; it came through on
January 17.

> This is probably a stupid question, but how do I replace the *-9 version 
> with the -7 version using yum?
> Is it...
> yum install [some kind of force option] readline-5.2-7.fc8

You'd need to download the old package and then rpm -u --oldpackage

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