Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489052
RFE: yum update/upgrade should automatically update yum and rpm first.
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:08:18 EST
Description of problem:
It seems common for update/upgrade problems to be resolved by telling a user to update rpm and yum packages before the rest of the system.
Is there any reason this couldn't happen by default anyway.
$ yum upgrade
* yum upgrades yum and rpm
* yum upgrades everthing else.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
for any given release it is generally not a problem.
For going from release to release it is a bit counter productive.
yum update rpm\* yum\* from f10->f11 or rawhide:
yum pulls in python
python pulls in glibc
glibc pulls in the world.
Going from release to release, I don't think is counter productive. I used yum to upgrade to new releases almost exclusively. For Fedora 11 alpha to later rawhide updates, it solves the md5sum mismatch errors a bit more gracefully.
> Going from release to release, I don't think is counter productive.
Doing _this feature_ is counter productive, due to the fact that when glibc and python change those are brought in via. a yum update.
Also even when they aren't brought in, pretty much all the testing in rawhide is with the latest python+glibc+sqlite+libxml+etc. ... having a lot of people only updating just yum, only on GA day, is probably not a great idea.
> For Fedora 11 alpha to later rawhide updates, it solves the md5sum
> mismatch errors a bit more gracefully.
Indeed and that seems like a great thing to put in the Wiki. Also given that the fontconfig bug is still live that eats any sane persons manual yum update of F10 => F11, anyone not reading the wiki notes is totally screwed anyway.