[CentOS-devel] CentOS Stream 8 and `dnf downgrade`

Fri May 7 12:57:46 UTC 2021
YATIN KAREL <yatinkarel at gmail.com>

On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 8:33 AM Carl George <carl at redhat.com> wrote:

> I'm happy to announce that we've updated our CentOS Stream 8 repository
> pipeline to merge new composes rather than replacing the previous content.
> This will give users the ability to `dnf downgrade` packages easily.  Most
> packages don't have multiple versions available yet, but going forward more
> package versions will be added.  You can see if a package is downgradable
> by
> asking dnf to show the available duplicates.
> Thanks, This is great news !!

> # dnf --quiet list --available --showduplicates openssh
> Available Packages
> openssh.x86_64             8.0p1-5.el8              baseos
> openssh.x86_64             8.0p1-7.el8              baseos
> openssh.x86_64             8.0p1-8.el8              baseos
> Due to space limitations we won't be able to keep all packages versions
> forever, but the intention is to have at least one downgrade version
> available for most packages.  This will make it easier for users to
> identify
> if a recent update caused a regression and file a more detailed bug report.
> --
> Carl George
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Yatin Karel
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