[CentOS] New rpm, same name, how to update

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Dec 8 17:58:56 UTC 2008

on 12-8-2008 9:13 AM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>> I have to build my own rpms for the HIPL project.  I update my copy of 
>>> the code and make rpm.
>>> Thing is the rpm name never changes from patch to patch.
>>> Is there a way to have yum apply the new code as an update and not have 
>>> to erase then install?
>> Do it the correct way and update the spec file, so that it at least gets
>> a new release? 
> For this I will have to work with the developers to find out where the 
> spec file is and how to change it without breaking something (or get 
> them to change it!).
>> On the other hand --replacepkgs or --oldpackage might work. 
> This must require some yum plugin??? as --replacepkgs is not documented 
> on my systems, nor does it work.
Those are rpm commands, not yum commands.

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