Ticket #9685 (new enhancement)
yum repo needs a "VirtualBox-latest" metapackage
|Reported by:||fudgeboy||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.4||Keywords:||yum repository versioning|
It is annoying that I have to keep checking whether a new major version has been released. At the moment I have package "VirtualBox-4.1" installed, but when 4.2 is released it will be as a separate package: "VirtualBox-4.2". So yum won't update it for me, because it won't see it as the same package.
The way round this is to have a metapackage called "VirtualBox-latest" that pulls in the most recent version. That way, anyone wanting a specific version could just install VirtualBox-4.1 or whatever, and anyone wanting to stay up to date could install VirtualBox-latest and be assured of updates whenever they come along.