[CentOS] Checking out yum localinstall before installing
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Thu Mar 2 01:02:44 UTC 2006
On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 19:43 -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> At 07:08 PM 3/1/2006, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> >On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 18:38 -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> > > I want to just see what will happen (ie success, or some dependencies
> > > still cannot be met) with:
> > >
> > > yum localinstall whatever.rpm
> > >
> > > I ASSuME (I have googled for this, but it is not clear) that
> > > localinstall will take the rpm, install it, and go to the yum repro
> > > to meet any outstanding dependencies.
> > >
> > > I just want to test this right now, not actually do it. I want to
> > > know what yum would install from the repro as well.
> > >
> > >
> >Is used to install a set of local rpm files. If required the enabled
> >repositories will be used to resolve dependencies.
> >Is used to update the system by specifying local rpm files. Only the
> >specified rpm files of which an older version is already installed will
> >be installed, the remaining specified packages will be ignored. If
> >required the enabled repositories will be used to resolve dependencies.
> >SO ... yep, that is exactly how it works.
> But I don't want it to do the actual install. I just want it to go
> through the motions and check to see that IF it actually were
> installed and the repro in my yum.conf is used, that all dependencies
> are satisfied, and to report what had to be added to meet any
> currently unsatsified dependencies.
> Why do I want to do this?
> Gee. I Scalix v 10 now comes with JRE and Tomcat to install (if you
> want them for the features they add to Scalix). But Scalix is set
> for a RedHat install. Perhaps there are java things that are in
> RedHat (because it costs money?) that are not automagically in
> Centos. If so, then I would get unmet dependencies.
> Also Scalix installs these within its installer, and somehow (I AM
> going to ask them), that don't think they use yum, just expect all
> dependencies to already be met. So I COULD meet the dependencies
> separately, then let Scalix install these tools.
> Sound 'extreme'? Hey, I am not proficient in this stuff, and
> anything like this that increases my understanding with not too much
> pain, should be at least tried....
Yum asks for conformation ... so do the command and be Nancy Reagan ...
"just say no"
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