[CentOS-devel] C5 yum-priorities update

Daniel de Kok daniel at centos.org
Fri Aug 31 10:19:47 UTC 2007

Hi all,

A new version of the yum-priority plugin for CentOS 5 (x86/86_64) is now
available through the CentOS 5 testing repository[1]. 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
following steps:

- 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:



[1] yum-priorities-1.0.4-7.el5.centos.noarch.rpm

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