[Yum-devel] download-only backport or yum 2.x on RH <= 8

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Sat Sep 4 03:51:30 UTC 2004

On Sat, 2004-09-04 at 13:09 +0930, Chris Bennett wrote:
> > I'll come out on a limb and say that I'm pretty sure nobody is
> > interested in keeping yum-1.x alive enough to backport features to it --
> > certainly not Seth who should be allowed to work on the current version.
> > That tree is pretty much dead.
> Yeah I can understand that.  I certainly wouldn't wanna be backporting
> features into a much older release.. :)  .
> > 
> > As to yum-2.0 on RH < 8 -- if you can make RPM 4.1.(mumble) work on it,
> > including the python libraries, then it will work. Otherwise, it will
> > not. It all comes down to the fact that yum-2.0 will not work on rpm-
> > 4.0.4.
> With respect to this point, has anyone succeeded in getting RPM 4.1 or
> higher work with RH <=8 ?
> Or, as was discussed on the mailing list:
> https://lists.dulug.duke.edu/pipermail/yum/2003-December/003263.html
> the prospect of Yum2 backported to co-operate with Yum 4.0.4 minus any
> features that 'just wont work'.
> If anyone had some of this work done, that won't necessarily make it
> into a Yum branch, would you be willing to let me get my hands on it?

Yes, freshrpms has packages of rpm 4.1.1 for rhl8.0 w/the right python
and the whole 9yards.


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