[Yum] new boring features

Connie Sieh csieh at fnal.gov
Fri Aug 23 20:49:14 UTC 2002


Thanks.  Since yum has 2 modes, install and update , I just think they
should do the logical think.  Shoot RedHat had to add the -F option to rpm
so that people did not install things that they did not mean to.


On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, seth vidal wrote:

> On Fri, 2002-08-23 at 15:32, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> >
> > I've of course been using update for install as well, but Connie's
> > arguments make sense to me.  After all, install might well be a
> > deliberate choice distinct from update, especially if update uses
> > wildcard rules on both ends and only updates packages that BOTH match
> > already installed packages AND are available.  One could add a "refresh"
> > command that does what she likes, although it makes as much sense to
> > make install mean INSTALL and update mean UPDATE.
> I'm prone to agree with that - the easy thing I could do is have yum
> update dtrt - just update. I don't think added a refresh does anything
> but confuse what update does :)
> so I'd be prone to change the comparison list for update
> right now yum update pkg* compares the pkgs to the list of available
> pkgs.
> I could have it compare the packages to just the list of update-able
> pkgs. so then yum update would never install something unless it was a
> dependency requirement.
> That would break the similarity to rpm's commands - but it might be more
> logical.
> -sv

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