Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 98669
Wanted: Upgrade support
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:31 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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. redhat-config-packages --tree <install tree>
2. Install a package...
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>
"Update" enabled before anything is selected. Pressing the button directly will
install the new version of the package.
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.
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.