[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 17:33:07 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-09-07 at 11:53, Greg Knaddison wrote:

> That is true, but in yum2.4 (soon to be available for CentOS4, or you
> can build/install it yourself)  this is greatly improved.  Also, yum
> 2.4 includes the "shell" where yum reads in the information, gets
> itself ready, and then you can ask it to do a whole bunch of stuff
> without having to ask for it all in advance on the command line.  It's
> pretty neat.

It's always painful when utilities add the 'pretty neat' stuff
_after_ the scripts that use them have been written.  Is there
a way to tell yum that you don't care about anything that
changed since the last time you ran it (a few seconds ago) and
it doesn't have to do all that work again?   Or better yet,
a way to tell it that you don't _want_ it to consider anything
that changed since you did an update on a different machine
and you want it now to apply exactly the same changes on
an important machine that you tested elsewhere (preferably
pulling from exactly the same repository mirror or using some
transaction checkpoint to ensure an identical operation).

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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