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Old 12th March 2006, 02:51 AM
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Using Wildcards with Yum - Can Ya? Can I?

Is it possible to use wildcards with yum...?? If so is it a bad idea??
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Old 12th March 2006, 03:13 AM
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Is it possible to use wildcards with yum...??
Yes. Can you be more specific?
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Old 12th March 2006, 03:13 AM
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Sure--try it
yum list lib*
but if you have a stable working system and want to keep it just as it is--you see the effect of this command?
like maybe your system doesn't like smp kernels for some reason--this could be "not so good"
If using an install--you could get a little more then wanted--using a remove could be worse.
But using it as a localinstall in a directory full of just downloaded stuff could work well--same for rpm commands.
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Old 12th March 2006, 04:20 AM
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yeah I would definately be careful using wildcards...I seriously screwed up my system using them
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Old 12th March 2006, 04:56 AM
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yum update kde* will update everything kde (if available), but if you want to update oh, lets say xine,
xine-libs, xine-skins etc, if you do yum update xine* you could also get xinet updated.
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Old 12th March 2006, 11:37 PM
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OK - Thanks guys! That's what I wanted to know, ofcourse, the usual percaution(s) should be taken when using them. I would think it's safe to say that using wildcards with yum update is not the best idea for obvious reasons.
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Old 13th March 2006, 03:05 AM
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Yes you can. In fact, that's the only way I got gambas working ("yum install gambas*")
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Old 13th March 2006, 03:11 AM
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Same here for kde-3.5.1 update on fc3. For some reason the groupupdate command wouldn't work with
the kde-redhat repos (or I had many many typos 'cuz I tried many times) so update kde* did the trick.
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Old 13th March 2006, 03:39 AM
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Cool! Good to know. Sometimes being as specific as it is required by the command line interpreter/parser is a super PIA!
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