[Yum] Re: update or upgrade?
tony at softins.clara.co.uk
Fri Jan 23 15:34:40 UTC 2004
In article <1074865806.3619.22.camel at binkley>,
seth vidal <yum at lists.dulug.duke.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 04:54, Tony Mountifield wrote:
> > In article <1074841169.19585.27.camel at binkley>,
> > seth vidal <yum at lists.dulug.duke.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > > update = get new versions of what is installed and any new dependencies
> > > you need
> > >
> > > upgrade = get new versions of what is installed -but look to see what
> > > packages obsolete what you have installed and get them.
> > So why is "upgrade" deprecated in the man page, and threatened with
> > future removal? It seems like pretty important functionality to me,
> > when used correctly. I successfully used it to upgrade a RH9 box to FC1.
> My plan is to add in an option to let it say --obsoletes.
> so you can run: yum --obsoletes=[0|1] update
> and we get rid of the confusion about update and upgrade. :)
> does that make sense to you?
Yes, it does, thanks. I just didn't whant the functionality to disappear!
One suggestion: instead of 0 or 1, make it either --obsoletes=[yes|no]
or (even better) --obsoletes or --noobsoletes
You will also want the man page to be clear that the option must be used
when upgrading from one release to another, and not when just updating.
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