How To Yum Update To Specific Version

Yum Update To Specific Version

How to Yum update to specific version if we want to install update, but not the latest package.

Sometimes we can not update to latest version and need some update packages step before the latest package.

For example on Gitlab-ce Package. We currently running on gitlab-ce-13.9.2-ce.0.el7.x86_64 and current latest Gitlab-ce is gitlab-ce-14.0.6-ce.0.el7.

When we want to update, there is an error.

Running transaction
gitlab preinstall: It seems you are upgrading from major version 13 to major version 14.
gitlab preinstall: It is required to upgrade to the latest 13.12.x version first before proceeding.
gitlab preinstall: Please follow the upgrade documentation at
error: %pre(gitlab-ce-14.0.6-ce.0.el7.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
Error in PREIN scriptlet in rpm package gitlab-ce-14.0.6-ce.0.el7.x86_64
gitlab-ce-13.9.2-ce.0.el7.x86_64 was supposed to be removed but is not!

So we need to update Gitlab-ce to version gitlab-ce-13.12.8-ce.0.el7

Yum Update To Specific Version

First we need to list all package with command:

yum list "package name" --showduplicates

For example:

yum list gitlab-ce --showduplicates

Then update to specific package version

yum update "package name"-"version"

For Example

yum update gitlab-ce-13.12.8-ce.0.el7

If we want to update to the latest version, then we can update using this command

yum update gitlab-ce



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