Bug 98669 - Wanted: Upgrade support
Wanted: Upgrade support
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2003-07-07 08:18 EDT by Toralf
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-21 13:58:04 EDT
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Description Toralf 2003-07-07 08:18:38 EDT
Description of problem:
redhat-config-packages should support upgrades of packages. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.1.8 or 1.1.9

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. redhat-config-packages --tree <install tree>
2. Install a package...
3. exit
4. Replace the rpm file for the above mentioned package on <install tree> with a
newer version (and run genhdlist etc.)
5. redhat-config-packages --tree <install tree>
Actual results:
Nothing special...

Expected results:
"Update" enabled before anything is selected. Pressing the button directly will
install the new version of the package.

Additional info:
What I'm really saying is that it would also be nice to be able to use
redhat-config-packages to keep a system up-to-date. Yeah, I know that up2date
may be used for that, but I don't think that tool is very practical when you are
maintaning a network with several similar setups.

Some sort of special behaviour when comps.xml has changed would also be nice,
but may be hard to implement; I'm assuming that the package group state as such
isn't saved anywhere.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-09-21 13:58:04 EDT
This isn't going to happen with the current generation of
system-config-packages.  The next generation tool (which should hopefully be in
FC5) will have better support for this.

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