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4.222. yum

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.

Bug Fix

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.