[CentOS] reinstall packages

Thu Apr 13 17:41:11 UTC 2006
Mike Stankovic <mlists2006 at yahoo.com>

--- Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com> wrote:

> I have some rpm packages that I built locally. 
> After installing and
> configuring them, I found a problem that required a
> source patch.  I
> have rebuilt the rpms, but since they have the same
> version number as
> the original, I can't use "yum localupdate" to
> install them.  Is there
> a clean way to do this with yum, or do I just need
> to remove the old
> packages and then install the new ones?
> -- 
> Bowie

When building your own custom rpms it is best to do
"properly". 6 months down the road you may have made
what you did.

For example the SRPM for Fedora for samba from
samba.org :-
$ rpm -q --changelog samba
the changes are in cvs

Pretty useful that is when you are trying to  discover
patches/bugs that were fixed? You get the drift.

Or for example reading about the sendmail exploit and
to see if you are covered :-

$ rpm -q --changelog sendmail | grep CVE

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