[lug] Backing out yum upgrades
Jeffrey S. Haemer
jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 12:59:48 MDT 2012
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:30:39 -0600
> "Jeffrey S. Haemer" <jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to do regular package updates on my CentOS 6.2 boxes. I'd
> > also like to be able to back out selected updates if users say,
> > "*Noooo ...*"
> > I've experimented with individual packages and haven't yet been able
> > to back anything out. I'm even using advice from The Internets, so it
> > must be me. Anyone have helpful advice?
> > 1. I originally installed puppet-2.6.16, which came from epel.
> > 2. I saw, from "yum check-updates," that there was an available
> > update for puppet.
> > 3. I ran "yum update puppet," which installed 2.6.17.
> > 4. I tried to downgrade to 2.6.16.
> > 5. Yum commissioned me "Major Loser."
> > What should I be trying instead? [Yeah, yeah.]
> The problem is that it needs to have the old package available
> somewhere in order to downgrade to it.
> Simple fix would be to grab that version from the buildsystem:
> then 'yum downgrade ./puppet-2.6.16-1.el6.noarch.rpm'
> Better perhaps would be to keep copies of old packages locally.
> There's a yum plugin called yum-plugin-local that takes all the
> packages you install and keeps them in a local repo. Of course that
> could take up a lot of disk space over time.
> Hope that helps.
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