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Is the whole yum update transactional or is every resolved update individually?

If the yum update detects Foo and Bar need to be updated, and Bar fails because it now collides with installed package Baz, does Foo get updated? Does the transaction include yum update Foo and yum update Bar independent of each other, or yum update?

If Foo doesn't get updated by default, is there an easy way to make it get updated regardless of failures of other parts of system update?

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The whole update is currently using one transaction. You can skip broken packages from being scheduled inside that transaction use --skip-broken or SKIP_BROKEN=1 in the yum.conf. You can see the list of the yum transacations using, yum history,

ID     | Login user               | Date and time    | Action(s)      | Altered
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    23 | centos <centos>          | 2019-07-10 10:24 | Update         |   19

The transactions will show up as Action = Update.

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