[Yum] Using Yum with Mandrake 9.2

David Relson relson at osagesoftware.com
Mon Dec 29 04:13:30 UTC 2003


On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 22:06:22 -0600
Kathy Wills <kathywills at brannanorwills.com> wrote:

> David Relson wrote:
> 
> > Kathy,
> >
> >Using "yum -C list installed" will avoid the server checking.  Since
> >you're interested in what's present, not what's available, using the
> >local information cache is appropriate.
> >
> >David
> >  
> >
> Thanks,
> 
> I'll use your and Seth's suggestions. It really looks like I'm going
> to like this a lot better than urpmi. It will be ever better in about
> a week when I get my satellite modem and can get away from this 56k
> dial-up.

I've found urpmi quite useful.  I had to upgrade a number of packages
just to meet yum's requirements.  After that, "yum upgrade" did load a
bundle of 237 packages to complete the Mandrake 9.1 to 9.2 transition. 
That was pretty slick.  In the 3 weeks since, "yum check-update" hasn't
found anything to do :-(



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