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Old 03-13-2009, 11:44 PM   #1
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How can I exclude some packages from Yum updates ?


How can I exclude some packages from any updates ?
I just want keep some application versions, like my custom kernel.
How can I do this with Yum, Yum Extender or PackageKit ?
 
Old 03-13-2009, 11:57 PM   #2
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See man yum.conf

exclude in /etc/yum.conf is the easiest way for persistent exclusions, or --exclude on the yum command line for temporary exclusion
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:46 AM   #3
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Incidentally, kernel is an exception in YUM. It only installs new kernels (if they are avail) beside the current one.. It does NOT upgrade the current kernel on your machine.
IOW, you just end up with multiple entries in grub.conf.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 03:52 AM   #4
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Except by default it only keeps 3 kernels
 
Old 03-26-2009, 01:19 AM   #5
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Have you got a page that points to that, I could only find http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...#Configuration :
Quote:
Provide a menu interface
A menu interface listing preset boot commands, with a programmable timeout, is available. There is no fixed limit on the number of boot entries, and the current implementation has space for several hundred.
I'd be interested to know.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 02:20 AM   #6
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Was that aimed at me Chris? If so, from man yum.conf
Code:
installonlypkgs
       List  of  packages that should only ever be installed, never updated. Kernels in particular fall into this cate-
       gory. Defaults to kernel, kernel-smp, kernel-bigmem, kernel-enterprise, kernel-debug, kernel-unsupported.

installonly_limit
       Number of packages listed in installonlypkgs to keep installed at the same time. Setting to 0 disables this fea-
       ture. Default is '3'.
 
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Cheers. Funnily enough, was just looking at /etc/yum.conf and saw that setting (commented out on my system) ... small world eh ?
 
  


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