nasty hack around broken yum archive dependancy blockages
mitch48 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 16 05:27:30 UTC 2004
On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 09:42:14AM -0500, Thomas J. Baker wrote:
> Reply-To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases <fedora-test-list at redhat.com>
> On Mon, 2004-03-15 at 01:29, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> > > So just to be sure I understand. You take the list of updateable pkgs,
> > > and you iterate over each one until you can't update anything completely
> > > anymore. Is that right?
> > >
> > Also, I couldn't figure out how to make yum stop
> > "Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)"
> > every single time it is run (to iterate through that list faster).
> The way my rawhide mirror works (mirror of a mirror), it would be nice
> if yum had a --update-what-you-can option. After a normal pass, it would
> just --exclude
In a pinch do a "up2date-nox --list" or a "yum list updates" and save the output
to a file. Then edit that in to a script that updates one or two or
three packages at a time. The packages that can be installed will
be installed. Then a new list can be generated and turned into a script.
Also, by commenting out all but one or two sites in the yum.conf file
you can often keep things simple enough to not have circular
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