An often overlooked feature of yum is the history. It allows you to perform a load of additional features that can save your skin in an enterprise environment.
It allows you to turn back the proverbial clock to the last functioning state of an application should there be an issue with a package update, without having to worry about dependencies and so on.
In this recipe, I'll show you a couple of the most used yum history features.
Use the following command to show your yum history:
~]# yum history list
The preceding command will list the output, as follows: