[Yum] Why is upgrade deprecated?

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Fri Nov 21 14:18:48 UTC 2003


On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Michael Stenner wrote:

> 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.

Would someone please explain why it would be a bad thing(tm) to do 
yum-update --with-obsoletes all of the time?? 

............Tom



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