[CentOS] New rpm, same name, how to update

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Dec 8 18:38:51 UTC 2008


Les Mikesell wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
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>>> If you can build the RPM, you do have access to the spec file.  If 
>>> you're building directly from a .src.rpm with rpmbuild, it's embedded in 
>>> the .src.rpm making things a little tougher.  Best is if you're building 
>>> from some kind of source tree and so have the .spec file right there.
>>>   
>>>       
>> I am building from some kind of source tree, so I await the developers 
>> help. But you here have given me some direction to push them to 'do the 
>> right thing'.
>>     
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> Are you just moving ahead in the upstream development?  If so, just 
> using appropriate version numbering should do the right thing.
>   

Upstream development? DOn't quite get the reference.

The developers showed me where the spec file is and I have changed the 
release entry to append the current patch number. Will see how that goes...

>   
>> I am the first one on this project that is installing the code on a 
>> number of systems, many of which are a little anemic (www.oqo.com) for 
>> doing compiles on a daily basis. And generally want to move usage to a 
>> more production framework.
>>     
>
> If you have a bunch of machines you probably want to set up your own yum 
> repository for subsequent updates and build an rpm to install the repo 
> url and its GPG key.
>   

Basically what I am doing.

>   
>>>>> On the other hand --replacepkgs or --oldpackage might work. 
>>>>>       
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>>>> This must require some yum plugin??? as --replacepkgs is not documented 
>>>> on my systems, nor does it work.
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>>>>         
>>> These are rpm options, not yum options:
>>>
>>> 	rpm -Uvh --replacepkgs my-custom-thing-1.0-1.i386.rpm
>>>       
>> oh. of course. So now I install the downloadonly yum plugin....
>>     
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> That should be the first thing anyone does if they need to baby-sit 
> updates or reboot at appropriate times anyway, but if the version 
> numbers are bumped the files should update in a normal yum run.

Trying to get things to work normally in yum, so I can make this more 
'globally' available.




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