[CentOS] Re: pm-utils - ATrpms updates a system package on the stable branch

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Jul 7 20:26:35 UTC 2008


on 7-7-2008 12:45 PM Kenneth Burgener spake the following:
> I performed a clean minimal CentOS 5.2 install, fully updated the 
> system, and then added the ATrpms repository.  When I perform an update 
> after adding the ATrpms repository, the package pm-utils is updated the 
> the ATrpms repository.  My understanding is there should not have been 
> any updates as the stable version does not update system packages, right?
> 
> "The CentOS 5/RHEL 5 repository from atrpms.net is safe to use, if you 
> only use the stable version. Packages in there do not overwrite system 
> packages." [1]
> 
> If this is true, why did this package get updated?
> 
> Thanks,
> Kenneth
> 
> 
> [1] http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/
You need to use the priorities plugin if you are going to use 3rd party repos. 
There is no other safe way about it.

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