[CentOS-devel] yum update behavior plugin

Charlie Brady charlieb-centos-devel at budge.apana.org.au
Sun Aug 13 10:23:57 UTC 2006

On Sat, 12 Aug 2006, David HrbáÄ~M wrote:

> Karanbir Singh napsal(a):
>> what I'd like to end up with is that if in a yum update process, there
>> is an update to yum itself - that yum update should run first, once
>> done, yum should then restart and run through the rest of yum update.
> Well, plugin to remove all packages but yum, if yum is within updated 
> packages, is easy to write. But plugin can only stop yum execution and I 
> can't see way to run yum again after yum update by itself.

I don't see why yum couldn't update yum, then exec the new yum program, 
listing the remaining packages as install arguments. You'd need to unlock 
the lock file before calling execve.


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