[CentOS-devel] C5 yum-priorities update
Daniel de Kok
daniel at centos.org
Fri Aug 31 10:19:47 UTC 2007
A new version of the yum-priority plugin for CentOS 5 (x86/86_64) is now
available through the CentOS 5 testing repository. This version
fixes obsoletes handling, which was broken by a upstream multi-arch
patch. We'd like to hear if this version works well, and whether
obsoletes are correctly excluded. You can test this by performing the
- Installing the updated plugin.
- Add a repository with obsoletes (e.g. RPMFore or ATRPMS), and make
sure that it has a lower priority (thus a higher priority number)
than the CentOS repositories.
- Make sure that /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/priorities.conf has the following
check_obsoletes = 1
- A subsequent "yum update" should not install/updates any packages
from these repositories.
The results are most interesting on machines with a high number of
installed packages (since that would potentially hit an obsolete
earlier). There should be no regressions in normal plugin behavior aw
well. Information on using the CentOS Testing repository can be found
on the CentOS Wiki at:
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