[CentOS] rpm question

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Thu Aug 13 16:53:51 UTC 2009

At Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:11:49 -0400 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> When I install some RPMS like openoffice 3 on centos x85_64
> is there some command that will leave all the actual files alone (leave 
> them installed)
> but just remove the RPM name from the RPM database so centos now things 
> the packages are not installed?
> Reason is I was wanting to do this so a next yum update does not get all 
> confused...

That should not be a problem.  yum update will see that your installed
version (3.<mumble>) is greater than the version in the repository
(2.<mumble>) and will then skip updating openoffice.

> and the yum update happens just like I never installed openoffice 3.
> is there a way to do that ?
> Jerry
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