--On Saturday, April 16, 2005 3:48 PM -0700 "Michael A. Peters"
There is a potential issue, it can result in other packages you want
having their requirements meant because they require the older version,
those usually can be worked around (often just rebuilding the src.rpm so
it links against the version you have) - but that's not generally
recommended for people who just need things to work without having to
Yep, that's why I wouldn't do it with glibc or the kernel. The closest
candidate would be MySQL, because I needed some v4 features and I knew the
upgrade was going to break other things like PHP. Upgrading by repackaging
something like that with lots of dependencies takes a bit of planning.