[Yum] Why is upgrade deprecated?

Michael Stenner mstenner at phy.duke.edu
Fri Nov 21 12:40:50 UTC 2003

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 07:25:30PM -0500, Konstantin Riabitsev wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 19:22, shawnm at noisebox.dhs.org wrote:
> > Why would this option be deprecated?
> It's only deprecated as a command line option -- there has been much
> confusion between the semantics of upgrade vs update. The functionality
> will remain, it'll just work differently (iirc, you'll just tell yum
> whether to mind the obsoletes or not. Currently, update ignores
> obsoletes, while upgrade honors them).

To be slightly more specific, instead of doing

yum upgrade

you'll do 

yum update --with-obsoletes

Possibly the exact syntax or option name will be different, but that's
the basic idea.


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