[CentOS] yum install <olderversion> does not downgrade

Thu Jun 1 20:29:35 UTC 2017
Tate Belden <wyoham at gmail.com>

Use the 'downgrade' option.


On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Anand Buddhdev <anandb at ripe.net> wrote:

> We're using ansible to configure our CentOS 6 servers, and we have a
> task to install a specific version of a package:
> - name: install thrift2
>   yum: name=ripencc-thrift2-{{ version }}
> In this ansible task, the "version" variable is set by the operator.
> When we want to upgrade, it works. But today we had to downgrade, and
> noticed that ansible wasn't downgrading it. So we tried by hand (the
> installed version was 1.0.8):
> # yum install ripencc-thrift2-1.0.3
> I don't have the output handy, because a colleague was working on it,
> but basically, yum said something like "package already installed" and
> refused to downgrade it, even though the package is in our repository.
> I have a strong sense that yum _used to_ downgrade packages if asked to
> install an older version, but perhaps I am misremembering.
> Nevertheless, I want to ask: is this a bug in yum? If asked to install a
> specific version, should it not upgrade OR downgrade as needed?
> Regards,
> Anand
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