yum on the XO
January 18, 2008
I’ve heard twice in 24 hours about the issue that the system-wide update on the OLPC blows away user-installed pkgs. Which is a big mound of suck for people who want to use these systems. I thought I might pass on a suggestion for folks who have them. The ‘yum shell‘ command can save you some pain.
All you have to do is make a file like this:
Then you just run the file like this:
yum -y shell /path/to/that/file
it will automatically do what you specified in the file. Also if you set the keepcache option in yum.conf to 1 then your caches will be held onto in /var/cache/yum so you won’t have to download those files again.
Handy, huh? There are a lot more like that. Ping at me if you want some hints.