[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 05:27:01 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 19:44, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> > Will any or all of apt/up2date/yum do the
> > right thing if you ask it to install a version of a package
> > that is in the repository but not the most current. I was under the
> > impression that yum could do that, but have not been able
> > to with the yum version in Centos 3.5.
> > 
> The new versions of yum and smartpm use the repomd (repodata directory)
> info for updates.  Neither will use the old (headers) directory
> structure.

It looks like under Centos4 I can:
yum install nx-0-1.4.0-4.1.centos4
even though nx-0-1.5.0-0.centos4 is also in the repository and
would be the default for 'yum install nx'.

But under Centos3.5 I can't do the equivalent
yum install gaim-1-1.3.1-0.el3 or even specify the
latest gaim-1-1.3.1-0.el3.3

Is that a new feature or am I doing something wrong?

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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