[CentOS] YUM and installing older versions of software.

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Wed Jun 18 17:29:14 UTC 2008


James B. Byrne wrote:
> 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  What happens to superceded pacjkages in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 yum version in 5.2 will have a --allow-downgrade option.

Cheers,

Ralph
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