upgrade and install in the same transaction?

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Tue May 4 17:44:10 UTC 2010

On Tue, 4 May 2010, Scott Rohde wrote:

> Hello,
> We want to be able to install a large set of rpm's which may or may not have dependency on each other.  We
> would like to be able to install them all in one shot so that the dependency check and ordering can be
> done.  However, some of the packages should be 'Upgraded' while others 'installed'.
> I am not so familiar with rpm, but it looks like the CLI as it is won't allow 'U' and 'i' on a per package
> basis in a single transaction.  Looking at the rpm API seems to be no such restriction.
> I'm willing to modify the rpm CLI to allow this use case, but if I do so I would like to know the chances
> of getting such an enhancement merged into the official release?  I can work with whoever is interested in
> defining the command line interface (I'm thinking using a file format like: <full path to
> package><delim><'i'|'U'|'e'><delim><any other package specific flags that make sense>  Then just adding an
> option to the rpm CLI to take the file.

you can do the above with the yum shell.

yum shell
install /some/pkg
update /some/pkg2
remove something_else


More information about the Rpm-list mailing list