[CentOS] Checking out yum localinstall before installing

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Mar 2 01:02:44 UTC 2006


On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 19:43 -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> At 07:08 PM 3/1/2006, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> >On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 18:38 -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> > > I want to just see what will happen (ie success, or some dependencies
> > > still cannot be met) with:
> > >
> > > yum localinstall whatever.rpm
> > >
> > > I ASSuME (I have googled for this, but it is not clear) that
> > > localinstall will take the rpm, install it, and go to the yum repro
> > > to meet any outstanding dependencies.
> > >
> > > I just want to test this right now, not actually do it.  I want to
> > > know what yum would install from the repro as well.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >localinstall:
> >Is used to install a set of local rpm files. If required the enabled
> >repositories will be used to resolve dependencies.
> >
> >localupdate:
> >Is used to update the system by specifying local rpm files. Only the
> >specified rpm files of which an older version is already installed will
> >be installed, the remaining specified packages  will  be  ignored.   If
> >required the enabled repositories will be used to resolve dependencies.
> >
> >SO ... yep, that is exactly how it works.
> 
> But I don't want it to do the actual install.  I just want it to go 
> through the motions and check to see that IF it actually were 
> installed and the repro in my yum.conf is used, that all dependencies 
> are satisfied, and to report what had to be added to meet any 
> currently unsatsified dependencies.
> 
> Why do I want to do this?
> 
> Curiosity?
> 
> Fear?
> 
> Doubt?
> 
> Gee.  I Scalix v 10 now comes with JRE and Tomcat to install (if you 
> want them for the features they add to Scalix).  But Scalix is set 
> for a RedHat install.  Perhaps there are java things that are in 
> RedHat (because it costs money?) that are not automagically in 
> Centos.  If so, then I would get unmet dependencies.
> 
> Also Scalix installs these within its installer, and somehow (I AM 
> going to ask them), that don't think they use yum, just expect all 
> dependencies to already be met.  So I COULD meet the dependencies 
> separately, then let Scalix install these tools.
> 
> Sound 'extreme'?  Hey, I am not proficient in this stuff, and 
> anything like this that increases my understanding with not too much 
> pain, should be at least tried....
> 
> 
> 

Yum asks for conformation ... so do the command and be Nancy Reagan ...
"just say no"

:)
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