[Yum] Yum and rollbacks

Joshua Jensen joshua at iwsp.com
Tue Oct 25 20:55:12 UTC 2005

Last I heard the Red Hat RPM developers were very apologetic about the 
rollback feature in RPM.... about how bad it is, and how it would soon 
be removed.  I've been warned away from ever using rpm's rollback 


On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 01:40:26PM +0200, Igor Jagec wrote:
> I found out for the rollback feature recently and I really like it and
> find it very useful. But, I noticed that I can't use it with Yum.
> Programs rpm and up2date use that feature. I even tried with the
> /etc/rpm/macros files, but it didn't work. The following line:
> [root at munja ~]# cat /etc/rpm/macros.yum
> %_repackage_all_erasures 1
> works for both, rpm and yum, but it does not work with Yum. I know that
> rpm program provides that feature, so I guess that there gotta a way to
> make it work in Yum. Does anyone uses rollbacks with Yum? If so, how can
> I make it work?
> Thanks.
> P.S. I'm looking forward to see the new FC5 Test1 soon, and I'd like to
> see some new features. I saw some nice things here:
> http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/FC5Future , and I hope that there are
> some improvements :)
> Cheers,
> Igor Jagec, Croatia.
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Joshua Jensen
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