yum roll back option?

Horst H. von Brand vonbrand at inf.utfsm.cl
Tue Jan 16 00:05:03 UTC 2007

Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> wrote:
> Le lundi 15 janvier 2007 à 11:51 -0900, Jeff Spaleta a écrit :


> >  unless you can garuntee that scriplets from multiple
> > packages do not re-edit files. Can we be so sure of that?

> The simple stupid robust answer is:
> — don't assume anything, snapshot all changed files


> — only allow full-transaction rollbacks

Define "full transaction"...

> – when a rollback is requested, also rollback all the packages that
> touched the snapshoted files since

Great idea. One package breaks, get it fixed (by its latest version) and
get back all breakage fixed by the last round of updates.

> You can get by without all this most of the times, but then Murphy says
> the day you need the rollback you'll have one of the corner cases
> shotcuts don't handle

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