[CentOS-devel] C5 yum-priorities update

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Fri Aug 31 14:18:45 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 12:19 +0200, Daniel de Kok wrote:
> 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
>   line:
> 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:
> http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories
> Thanks,
> Daniel
> [1] yum-priorities-1.0.4-7.el5.centos.noarch.rpm

Installed the update and ran yum update with atrpms/testing/bleeding,
rpmforge, epel, adobe-linux-i386, centosplus, centos extras, centos
addons, and a local repo with a lot of custom/fedora-extras packages
enabled and priorities set. This machine has a lot of 3rd-party and
locally-built packages, so should be pretty close to a worst case (or
best-case for testing) and everything worked fine.  No additional
updates were installed and no errors.


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