What's the best (ie foolproof and easy) mechanism for rolling back an rpm update using YUM?
I've not come across the problem where I upgrade something and later find I want to downgrade it, but I'd rather be prepared for when it does happen.
This appears to be a fairly easy to follow procedure for doing it: Yum Rollback
It does involve making some configuration changes to yum, but seems pretty easy. To summarize the link:
And when you want to rollback use the ‘--rollback’ flag within rpm. Like I said, seems pretty brain dead easy.
Just use the --oldpackage switch with the older rpm: