Setting RPM version in YUM group

Eran Ben Natan eranb at
Thu Jan 24 06:41:15 UTC 2013

OK. Thanks a lot!

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On 01/23/2013 04:42 PM, James Antill wrote:
> No, the yum comps/groups xml file provides a mapping between a group 
> id/name and a list of package names only. You can't specify package 
> versions with it.
That's basically not how rpm and yum work. When ever there is a newer
version of a package yum thinks it the right thing to install it. If you
want different versions you have to give the packages different names -
e.g. python2.7 and python2.5 (note that the version number is part of
the name whole package would be python2.7-2.7.3-7.rpm)

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