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Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Mon Jun 26 17:00:32 UTC 2006


On Mon, 26 Jun 2006, seth vidal wrote:

> On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 00:08 -0700, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>
>> But this isn't about --force, it's about rpm -U --oldpackage. IIRC
>> Seth wasn't *that* opposed about possibility of allowing downgrading
>> to specific version which is what this case is about, it's just that
>> nobody has done any work to support downgrading.
>
> Automated downgrading is scary if only b/c there's no way to be sure
> that the scriptlets can be undone when you go from a higher version to a
> lower version.

I don't think anybody was talking about automated downgrading, but
means of being able to reasonably easily specify a certain package version 
to be installed (be in downgrade or upgrade)

 	- Panu -




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