We may need to install some old packages such as the kernel in our Linux box. Let’s use installing a older version of Linux kernel in Fedora as the example to introduce how to install old packages from the repository using yum.
First find out all the kernels in the repository by:
# yum list --showduplicates kernel
All the kernel packages will be listed like this:
Installed Packages kernel.i686 22.214.171.124-141.fc12 @updates Available Packages kernel.i686 126.96.36.199-127.fc12 fedora kernel.i686 188.8.131.52-150.fc12 updates
We find out that 184.108.40.206-127.fc12 kernel package is available. We can install it now:
# yum install kernel-220.127.116.11-127.fc12
Then yum will install the kernel of older version. For other packages, the method is similar with kernel. We just need to replace kernel with the package name above.