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Old 11-19-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy How to add old package using yum from repository


Using yum, I am struggling to install lower revision of kernel development RPM - kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-42.EL.x86_64.rpm but yum is listing only newest RPM i.e. kernel-smp-devel-2.6.9-78.0.8.EL and not letting me install old revision.

Both RPM revisions are available on installserver depository otherwise.

Any help/advice would be much appreciated.

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Old 11-20-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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Try bypassing yum. Download the rpm package with a browser or gFTP. Then install it with the rpm command. See:

man rpm

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Old 11-20-2008, 11:58 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jailbait View Post
Try bypassing yum. Download the rpm package with a browser or gFTP. Then install it with the rpm command. See:

man rpm

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Thanks Server for the reply. In fact, I have already done using RPM.

The reason for using yum was to make installation easy as I wanted to eliminate additional step by NOT copying this RPM to each and every production servers.
Old 11-21-2008, 01:13 AM   #4
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Look at the createrepo package. This allows you to build a local yum repo. You then redirect all the machines to use the local repo instead of the standard one.
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Kernels are a little different, in that you would not actually be dowwngrading - you can have multiple versions installed in parallel. To see everything in the active repo's, try this:
yum list --showduplicates kernel
FYI, check the repositories for available extensions to yum. yum-allowdowngrades may be of use to you, but you won't need it for the kernel stuff.


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