Yum Update Info Output

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Hi all,

when I check for updates with yum, it gives me a list of packages, with some additional info, e.g.

–> systemd-sysv-219-42.el7_4.1.x86_64 from @updates removed (updateinfo)
–> systemd-sysv-219-42.el7_4.4.x86_64 from updates removed (updateinfo)

yum info will tell me that I have 4.1 of this package installed, and that 4.4 is available – from the repo updates.

What is the meaning of the “@” – it marks the older package?

And why are all packages always “removed”?

It would seem that both mentioned packages are still available…

Regards, Thomas

2 thoughts on - Yum Update Info Output

  • @updates means currently installed. updates without @ means available to be installed.

    The first one would be removed because the .4 package SHOULD be installed. Does the list of updated packages also include systemd-sysv-219-42.el7_4.4.x86_64?

    Yes, both are available.

  • Thanks for the explanation.

    Yes, I see both of these lines, including systemd-sysv-219-42.el7_4.4.x86_64, but as quoted it also has the label “removed” – that had me confused.

    ‘yum info systemd-sysv’ shows that systemd-sysv-219-42.el7_4.1 is installed – as expected. And if I
    run the actual update, the 4.4 package gets installed as an update – so everything is o.k.

    Regards Thomas