Listing all available package versions with yum

Posted on Wed 13 June 2012 in misc • Tagged with yum

Sometime I needs to install an older flavour of a package.  You can list these with yum and install a specific version, e.g.

yum --showduplicates list mod_ssl
yum install mod_ssl-2.2.3-53.el5

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Disable a yum repository while running yum update

Posted on Mon 09 January 2012 in misc • Tagged with yum

I wanted to run all updates from the RHEL repositories, but not the rpmforge and WAN Disco ones. Easy.

sudo yum check-update --disablerepo=rpmforge --disablerepo=WANdisco-dev

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