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Old 01-13-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
Toasterman
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rollback packages


Hello,
I manage a Linux server and was needing to know if there's any simple way to roll back packages.
I'm also somewhat of a novice so I never do things without any sure way of rolling back.
Please refrain from judging me but this is a Fedora 9 machine. I would be happy to upgrade but it isn't my decision to make. It's a strictly internal machine anyway.
It looks like someone had compiled and installed PHP 5.2.9-2 from source at some point before I ever started working here. I found a repository that has PHP 5.3.8 that I would like to install. However, if it doesn't work with what we need, I need to go back to 5.2.9-2.
I checked the PHP dependencies and there are a long list of them. I'm afraid that if I install the new PHP version then uninstall it, it will also remove that long list of other packages.
If I compile and install PHP 5.2.9-2 from source, will it automatically overwrite the other PHP install?

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Old 01-13-2015, 06:47 PM   #2
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You've also asked this in June of last year. Since you're willingly running an obsolete version I'd say don't bother with any roll back methods but just make a full copy of the systems disks.
 
  


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