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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Cookbook by William Leemans

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Managing yum history

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.

How to do it…

In this recipe, I'll show you a couple of the most used yum history features.

Your yum history

Use the following command to show your yum history:

~]# yum history list

The preceding command will list the output, as follows:

Your yum history

Information about a yum transaction or package ...

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