[PlanetCCRMA] yummy fix to installing planetccrma-core-* packages on fc5

J. Joseph Benavidez j.joseph benavidez" <hasuf@pobox.com
Wed Jul 19 16:16:01 2006

Hi Fernando,

This looks pretty cool. I've got some questions though. (see below)

On Wednesday 19 July 2006 2:58 pm, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
> Hi all. I have just released an updated version of yum that adds a new
> option to its configuration file. This enables yum to install older
> kernels than the latest already installed, and fixes the problem Planet
> CCRMA users were having when installing Planet CCRMA kernels _after_
> updating to the latest Fedora kernel.
> If you have already installed Planet CCRMA doing "yum install yum"
> should get the newest version.
> After installing it add the following line to /etc/yum.conf
> ----
> oldpackage=1
> ----

Can this be set per-repo, or only global?

Not so much a question, but a thought... could the patch be modified so that 
oldpackage takes glob arguments like the exclude variable? The exclude 
variable can be set globally and/or per-repo, plus you can specify specific 
packages. In this case, I suppose you would list all the packages for which 
you would want an older version.



Would install the older kernel from planet ccrma, but possibly get newer 
versions of packages that in the extras repo.

(Not having seen the yum internals, I don't know how feasible this change is.)


p.s. Just want to also add my thanks for providing this great repository!

> and "yum install planetccrma-core" should work fine.
> Read the complete instructions for new users in the Planet CCRMA site
> Fedora Core 5 install instructions.
> Enjoy!
> -- Fernando
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