On some Centos VMs, I have a few MySQL packages to remove (via yum) and then install MariaDB (via rpm), all in a shell script. I use yum for removal :
yum remove -y mysql-community-client
yum remove -y mysql-community-release
yum remove -y mysql-community-libs
yum remove -y mysql-community-common
Now , on some VMs, maybe the client package is not installed, so yum says:
No Match for argument: mysql-community-client
Determining fastest mirrors
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=x86_64&repo=os&infra=stock error was
14: PYCURL ERROR 7 - "couldn't connect to host"
I know that connection failure is because of our FireWall and such.
My question is :
Can yum be told to ignore missing packages ?
Or atleast simply fail with "No Match for argument", without connecting to mirrors and such ?
Question title refers to the fact that "yum remove -y mysql-community-client" followed by "yum remove -y mysql-community-client" will make it connect to mirrors, whereas I want it to say "package uninstalled" followed by "package already uninstalled".
Rephrasing the problem : Issue is not with RPM ( I only mentioned that for completeness of my problem ) , the problem is with yum. "yum remove X" will remove X , if it is installed. If it is not installed, it will search in the mirrors which I want to avoid. I want yum to say "X not installed" and exit.