Selective upgrading of packages
Posted Jul 16, 2012 17:26 UTC (Mon) by dwmw2
In reply to: Selective upgrading of packages
Parent article: Left by Rawhide
You can use yum to upgrade specific binary packages from Rawhide. For example yum --releasever=rawhide update openconnect should pull in the specific package and any of its dependencies. And if its list of dependencies comprises the whole world including glibc, you get to say 'no' and rebuild from source instead.
Note that this doesn't always work. Some GNOME projects are deliberately shipping with broken dependencies so the Rawhide packages aren't marked as requiring new libraries even though they do.
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