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Installing Specific Version of Package

asked 2012-03-30 16:50:47 -0500

Chetan Patil gravatar image

updated 2012-03-30 17:01:10 -0500


I want to install mysql 5.0 on Fedora 16. However Fedora 16 fetches latest version of mysql using Yum.

What are the steps to be followed in order to install specific version of any software package.


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answered 2012-03-31 07:28:00 -0500

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updated 2012-03-31 07:31:02 -0500

As FranciscoD said Only the latest versions of packages are present in the repository, The only way you can install previous versions or perform version specific installs is to go to the software vendor website Download the older versions or the version you wanna install get the tarball or rpm (depends on provider),but you dont the updates for it that's the biggie here you can get all versions of mysql

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@Chetan Patil yum downgrade can only be used when previous versions are present so perform yum search xyz and if it shows the older versions then you can use it to install older versions yum --allow-downgrade install packagename-versionnumber

Akshay gravatar imageAkshay ( 2012-03-31 22:19:38 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-03-31 01:18:58 -0500

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Well, I don't think you can. Only the latest versions of packages are present in the repository, and that is what Fedora will fetch. You will need to manually get and install the rpm, and to prevent it from being updated, add it to yum.conf. Read man yum.conf on how to exclude it.

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