[linux-elitists] Show Us The Code

James Sparenberg james@linuxrebel.org
Thu Mar 1 14:33:43 PST 2007


On Wednesday 28 February 2007 22:54:14 Greg Folkert wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-01 at 07:42 +0100, Patrik Wallstrom wrote:
> > On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Don Marti wrote:
> > > This is where I ask about RPM rollback.  Is anyone
> > > on the list who administers RPM-based systems turning
> > > this feature on?  Anyone used it for real?  It looks
> > > great (disk space is cheap compared to admin time or
> > > worse, downtime), but what's the catch?  (Other than
> > > Red Hat apparently not liking to turn it on by default
> > > in RHEL.)
> >
> > Oh, I want this for Debian. Any plans for this feature in Debian
> > perhaps? I would actually use it.
>
> Huh? I am sorry, Debian has this already.
>
> dpkg-repack is available.
>
> And installing older versions is allowed by default in Debian.
>
> http://archive.debian.org/debian-archive/
>
> and
>
> http://snapshot.debian.net/
>
> Pretty much give you everything you want in the way of older versions.
>
> Or are you asking for something else?

Can this be automated in a manor similar to rpm?  In other words with rpm I 
can turn this on per box, then later whenever an update is done each box 
automatically does this as a part of the process.

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