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RE: redhat updates add new prerequisites (huh?)



Uvh doesn't install the (new) prerequisite non-upgrades,
which is why I asked to begin with.

There's no way to:
 (1) freshen what's there before
 (2) install whatever the freshening needs you to add

Basic scenario I'm looking to accomplish is:
 (1) install a baseline rh72 configuration
 (2) keep that stuff up to date automatically
 (3) add nothing to that baseline other than upgrades
         for those specific packages

The real problem is that the perl 'upgrade' was not
an upgrade really, it was more than that.  RH messed up.

The underlying problem is that rpm doesn't have any way
for me to install the upgrade without installing the
added stuff, which I really don't want to do. Catch-22.

Short-term answer is to simply not upgrade perl, but
someday I'll need to, and RH's mis-packaging and rpm's
inadequacies will get me at that point.

--
---------- vince skahan boeing com --------------
   Connexion by Boeing - Cabin Network


-----Original Message-----
From: James S. Martin [mailto:james martin digex com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 7:57 AM
To: kickstart-list redhat com
Subject: Re: redhat updates add new prerequisites (huh?)


Yes Redhat really screwed up when they released that Perl errata update, 
and I grilled them for it.  Originally they said it could be updated 
with a -Fvh, so I submitted a bug 
report,(http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=60800) which 
they closed, and then I resubbed it, and they went and fixed the page, 
and changed it to a Uvh.

-- 
James S. Martin
RHCE (Redhat Certified Engineer)




Skahan, Vince 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
> 
> I'd like to just have one big directory of all the updates available for
> rh72
> at this time, and say "update everything I have installed, plus anything
> else for the new updates too" without needing to absolutely specify the
> rpms to update.
> 
> Is there any way to do this, assuming that I have a local CD of updates
> installed/mounted and no Internet connectivity at all when doing the
update
> ?
> 
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>    Connexion by Boeing - Cabin Network
> 
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