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Re: redhat updates add new prerequisites (huh?)

On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 02:42:10PM -0700, Skahan, Vince (vince skahan boeing com) wrote:
> I see that rh72 has a perl update available.  Cool. The problem is that
> it adds four new corequisites, also available as "updates".  Not cool.
> Those new packages are 'not' updates to existing rh72 packages.  They're
> new packages delivered in the updates tree on redhat.com.  Is there any way
> to batch-mode get the new perl (and prerequisites/corequisites) installed in
> a simple way ?
> Other than the obvious "hey RH, that was dumb" comment, I guess I see a
> limitation in rpm.
>   rpm -ivh installs something new 
>   rpm -Uvh upgrades something there before absolutely
>   rpm -Fvh freshens something that's there before if needed only
> There doesn't seem to be an option saying:
>  - freshen what is there already
>           and
>  - install any corequisites/prerequisites needed to do the freshening

Debian's APT tool, which has been ported to support RPM, will do exactly
this.  I've been using it for some time now.  For more information, look
here: http://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org/

Amy Tanner
amy real-time com

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