[CentOS] YUM and installing older versions of software.

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Wed Jun 18 17:21:35 UTC 2008


How does one specify a particular version of a software package to yum to
install?  Is this even possible?  What happens to superceded pacjkages in
repos? Are they simple removed/discarded?

yum install package-X.Y.Z-A.el5 ???

The reason I ask is if a yum update goes awry for some reason then how does
one revert to the previous (working) version? I seem to recall that up2date
had a feature whereby one could locally archive superseded packages and
rollback to a previous version was required.

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