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An updated yum package that fixes one bug and adds one enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Yum is a utility that can check for updates and automatically download and install updated RPM packages. Dependencies are obtained and downloaded automatically, prompting the user for permission as necessary.
- Prior to this update, the nice level for daemon restarts was inherited from the environment. As a consequence, daemons updated by yum-updatesd restarted at a lower priority and changed the system behaviour. This update modifies the underlying code so that the daemons are now at normal priority of 0.
- This update adds the commands update-to and upgrade-to to the yum package, which allow to upgrade a certain package to a specific version.
All users of yum are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug and adds this enhancement.