[Yum] Update strategy, header extraction
garrick at usc.edu
Thu Jan 15 20:38:55 UTC 2004
On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 02:27:30PM -0500, seth vidal alleged:
> > The current strategy is as I see it: base, then update.
> > Can this be made a more complex tree? The reason for this is as follows:
> > The briQ is a PPC Open Firmware general industrial computer, which uses
> > basically the same kernel as Apples machines, but sometimes the kernel
> > misbehaves because the briQ has neither keyboard nor monitor. And
> > sometimes this is not adequately tested for by the kernel folks.
> > What I need is YUM to say: check YDL-base, then YDL-update and then
> > Total Impact -update.
> make multiple repositories in a yum.conf and have them all in order.
> I think that's what you're describing.
I think you might be looking for pkgpolicy=last in your yum.conf. From the
Default: newest. Package sorting order. When a package is
available from multiple servers, newest will install the most
recent version of the package found. last will sort the servers
alphabetically by serverid and install the version of the pack-
age found on the last server in the resulting list. If you
donât understand the above then youâre best left not
including this option at all and letting the default occur.
I use this is ensure that official RH updates never overwrite rpms in a local
Garrick Staples, Linux/HPCC Administrator
University of Southern California
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