[CentOS] Yum Issue.. Installing Older Package Version

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Jan 6 22:56:55 UTC 2009


on 1-6-2009 2:26 PM Tim Nelson spake the following:
> Hello fellow CentOS'ers-
> 
> I'm trying to install a package from a not-to-be-named repository (privately operated for some proprietary software). They currently have a package I need but offer multiple versions. However, if I simply 'yum install packagename' it defaults to pulling down the most recent package. I would like to pull down the older version of the package but I'm unable to do so.
> 
> So, how would you specify version number for a package with two candidates but the same name? I'm at a loss... :-(
> 
I think you have to specify version. In the example;

bind-chroot-9.3.4-6.0.1.P1.el5_2.i386.rpm
bind-chroot-9.3.4-6.0.2.P1.el5_2.i386.rpm

I think you would specify yum install bind-chroot-9.3.4-6.0.1.P1

but a later update will upgrade it anyway.

If there software doesn't work with the newer version, it shouldn't be in
their repo, IMHO.


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