[CentOS] Update troubles for wxGTK apps

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Tue Sep 23 23:49:27 UTC 2008


On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 01:54:20AM -0400, John wrote:
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
> Of fred smith
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 10:09 PM
> To: 'CentOS mailing list'
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Update troubles for wxGTK apps
> 
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 08:19:37PM -0400, John wrote:
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On 
> > Behalf Of fred smith
> > Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 7:59 PM
> > To: CentOS mailing list
> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] Update troubles for wxGTK apps
> > 
> > <snip>
> > <snip/>
> > 
> > So what's the proper workaround here? As far as I'm concerned, Dag has 
> > broken the update system on our Centos boxes. Is there any other way 
> > to allow my system to be updated than to disable using Dag's repo?
> > 
> > (not including removing Audacity--which I don't use a LOT, but I do 
> > use it.)
> > 
> > ###################################################
> > JohnStanley Writes:
> > 
> > Sure is, just use yum prioritys so when you do yum update it will 
> > exclude "DAGS-Repo". Just follow the tutorial on wiki.centos.org.
> 
> I've had that set up ever since I first added any repositories.
> I've got it set to a priority of 10, is there a better value to use?
> 
> 	# Name: RPMforge RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise 5 - dag
> 	# URL: http://rpmforge.net/
> 	[rpmforge]
> 	name = Red Hat Enterprise $releasever - RPMforge.net - dag
> 	#baseurl = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/$basearch/dag
> 	mirrorlist = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/mirrors-rpmforge
> 	#mirrorlist = file:///etc/yum.repos.d/mirrors-rpmforge
> 	enabled = 1
> 	protect = 0
> 	gpgkey = file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag
> 	gpgcheck = 1
> 	priority=10
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> JohnStanley Writes:
> 
> Where "protect = 0" in the above needs to be protect = 1 for all centos
> repos so then yum want pull in Updates from other repos that will break your
> install ans the centos repos need the highest priority. You may have to
> experiment with both installed, also however they may be conflicting against
> each other also. Therefor you may have to remove one. I know yum prioritys
> set to 1 in CentOSBase.repo will exclude any other repo when running yum
> update 
> 
> This should help you understand it more,
> http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities. Also there is the
> Protect Base yum pluging,
> http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/ProtectBase.
> 
> HTH you,
> JohnStanley

Thanks John for the info.

As far as I know I'm NOT using the protect feature/plugin. I purposely set
up priorities back when I first installed Centos5 and purposely did NOT set
up the protect stuff. I read the documentation on the wiki about it and
decided that priorities made a lot more sense.

here's the first part of yum output, wherein it says nothing about
any protections other than via priority:

	Loading "priorities" plugin
	Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
	Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
	 * pidgin: rpm.pidgin.im
	 * rpmforge: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
	 * base: updates.interworx.info
	 * updates: mirror.trouble-free.net
	 * addons: mirrors.unbornmedia.com
	 * extras: mirror.trouble-free.net
	Excluding Packages in global exclude list
	Finished
	412 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
	Setting up Update Process
	Resolving Dependencies

I've got priorities in CentOS-Base.repo set to 1 except for centosplus
and contrib which are 2. pidgin.repo has all three items set to priority
of 40, and rpmforge.repo is set to 10.

Anybody see anything wrong with that?

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