building a package that can not be upgraded

Hebenstreit, Michael michael.hebenstreit at
Wed Jul 18 15:32:43 UTC 2012

More specifically I wanted to remind users to "uninstall old package, then install new one"


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From: rpm-list-bounces at [mailto:rpm-list-bounces at] On Behalf Of Stuart D Gathman
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:45 PM
To: Valery Reznic; General discussion about the RPM package manager
Subject: Re: building a package that can not be upgraded

On Jul 17, Valery Reznic transmitted in part:

> Interesting example, but still here upgrade should be disable if some 
> condition is true (or false :) Initial questions was how to disable it 
> unconditionally and I wandered why one may want such a thing.

I think what the OP had in mind was a simple way to prevent auto-updating with rpm -Fv *.rpm or rpm -Uv *.rpm, but still allow manual updating with rpm -Uv --force problempackage.rpm _______________________________________________
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