[Yum] yum upgrade <options>

Troy Dawson dawson at fnal.gov
Tue Mar 11 22:25:54 UTC 2003

Hi Seth,
Wow, the first user request since 1.0 was released :)  Do I get to say First 
Post or something like that.
We've had a couple of users ask that they be able to put a package name or 
package glob after upgrade.
They (and I) understand that in order for upgrade to work, it has to look 
through the whole repository and figure everything out, so it can see what 
obsoletes what, but there are times when they don't want to upgrade the whole 
thing, but just parts.
One example is when our users want to just upgrade their kde and they are 
using Fermi Linux 7.1.1. Now the original Fermi Linux 7.1.1 has kde 2.2, but 
our Fermi Linux 71rolling has kde 3.0.5.  In that change, there are a few 
packages whose names have changed drastically.  The worst was kdesupport 
changed into two packages, the main one being calle pcre.
If they do an yum upgrade it figures all that out and know's it's supposed to 
install pcre instead of kdesupport, but it also things it's supposed to do 
things like replace their patched ssh, with openssh, which they would have a 
bit of a fit about.
Anyway, I'm sure there is a reason that you don't have any package options on 
yum upgrade, but if those reasons are trivial, we would like to request being 
able to do 'yum upgrade [package]'

Troy Dawson  dawson at fnal.gov  (630)840-6468
Fermilab  ComputingDivision/OSS  CSI Group

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