[CentOS] version pinning with yum

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Nov 18 16:41:05 UTC 2009


Larry,

Larry wroote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 8:33 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Well, there's a bug in the globbing for the tcsh with 5.4, and my boss
>> has filed a bug report. Meanwhile, I downgraded tcsh on those systems
>> whose users use that as their shell.
>>
>> Until it's resolved, he wants me to pin the version. Googling, I see
>> someone a few years ago, answering someone's question, suggested adding
>> exclude=openoffice*
>> near the top of /etc/yum.conf.
>>
>> I also see, more recently, several additional yum-related rpms, such as
>> yum-versionlock.
<snip>
> This should work if you are only wanting to exclude one package.
> The open office example has the wildcard because it is multiple packages.
<snip>
That's what I needed to know, and yup, it's only the one package. Thanks!

      mark



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