[CentOS] A minor beef
mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Tue Nov 29 15:26:43 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 07:21 -0800, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:
> > The new protectbase plugin (currently in testing):
> > will also help with the issue of third party repos updating
> > core components.
> > If you use this plugin and set all the centos repos to:
> > protect=1
> > and set your 3rd party repos to
> > protect=0
> > You will prevent upgrades of core components ...
> Excellent! I did not know about this YUM plug-in. Yet
> another thing to go into the generic Enterprise Linux
> Manager's FAQ yet to be released.
> > This might cause an error IF a core component HAS to be
> > upgraded to meet a valid dependency ...
> But as long as it causes an error, I know about it. That's
> fine by me, I can manually resolve things in such cases.
> > but then you could manually do those and exclude
> > them from the core centos repo ... and from that point
> > forward, get those from the 3rd party repo.
> Exactly. Is there any chance that the plug-in won't catch
> something? Or is it pretty absolute, and will always error
> Again, that's the desired result I want. I don't want it
> blindly replacing core repository packages.
It has worked quite well for me in testing ...
AS LONG AS ... you remember to set protect=0 for 3rd party apps.
I think protect=1 is assumed if you don't have anything listed for the
3rd party repo ... meaning it will replace core files.
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