[CentOS] Downgrade an rpm

Mon Mar 31 13:53:52 UTC 2008
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>> Kai, correct me if I'm wrong, but one is allowed to use other programs
>> not supplied by CentOS. And surely if the user feels that xyz-1.2.3.rpm
>> is giving him problems, and he wants to use xyz-1.2.0.rpm instead that's
>> his choice?
> Well, I have rpmforge enabled for example, and I installed an application from their repo which installed a few dependencies from their repo as well. One of those dependencies was an rpm whose version was higher than the software dev's recommended version.
> In that scenario, how does one force a downgrade?
> Thanks!
> jlc
> _______________________________________________
Does the current installed version give a problem?

Using something like rpmforge to install an rpm ( I presume you used yum 
or something?) I think the only way is to remove it, and then manually 
install the correct one. The command would be something like rpm -ivh 
http://rmpforge-website/rpms/package- - or something


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
CEO, SoftDux

Web:   http://www.SoftDux.com
Check out my technical blog, http://blog.softdux.com for Linux or other technical stuff, or visit http://www.WebHostingTalk.co.za for Web Hosting stuff