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    yum always installing higher version not specific version

    We use RPMS for our packaging and yum to update our environments. We have an rpm pacakge-5.1.1-3 installed in our production server and in our yum repository we have 2 higher versions of RPMS like package-5.1.3-3 and package-5.2-27.
    we tried to install 5.1.3-1 version but it installed 5.2-27. It caused serious problems in production.

    If we remove 5.2-27 package from YUM rpm repository and try installing 5.1.3-1, its installing as expected.

    I think yum should allow installation of specific version of RPMS and I remember doing this few times. I tried to debug but no success.

    HTML Code:
    yum install package-5.1.3-1
    Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
    Excluding Packages in global exclude list
    Setting up Install Process
    Package matching package-5.1.3-1.x86_64 already installed. Checking for update.
    Resolving Dependencies
    --> Running transaction check
    --> Processing Dependency: package = 5.1.1-3 for package: package-database
    ---> Package package.x86_64 0:5.1.3-1 set to be updated
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package package-database.x86_64 0:5.2-23 set to be updated
    --> Processing Dependency: package = 5.2-23 for package: package-database
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package package.x86_64 0:5.1.3-1 set to be updated
    ---> Package package.x86_64 0:5.2-23 set to be updated
    --> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Dependencies Resolved
     Package                               Arch             Version             Repository           Size
     package                    x86_64           5.2-23              repo            22 M
     package-database           x86_64           5.2-23        

    Any ideas on this??

  2. #2
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Try adding the --exclude='package-5.2*' to your yum command options, as in: yum --exclude='package-5.2*' install package-5.1.3-1
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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