[CentOS-virt] Tiny OT: yum priorities or protectbase

Mon Jun 29 21:43:32 UTC 2009
Geoffrey J Gowey <gjgowey at gmail.com>

Just a quick saying to encourage you: wisdom is knowledge learned  
through mistakes.  Building things is good, but breaking things let's  
you learn how to build better things.

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On Jun 29, 2009, at 2:12 PM, Ben Montanelli <montanelli at rivint.com>  

> I'm elevating myself from "noob" to "noob with scars." I'm not one to
> ask a lot of questions if I have time to find out on my own.
> I now know at least a half dozen ways to hose a solid CentOS Xen
> install. That's a good thing, I learn from mistakes. Like forgetting  
> to
> actually completely configure priority statements in the repo confs.
> In the past I have used yum protect-base, but about a year ago or so I
> switched to yum priorities because it seems a bit more granular.
> Is there a recommended preference on CentOS Xen installs? I'm pretty
> conservative now and won't go near Plus or Contribs, I do have Convirt
> repos in and it looks like they pulldown a couple dependencies from
> RPMForge (paramiko and socat).
> I don't plan on anymore repos, but am wary enough to want to nail my
> last install down.
> Any prefs here for CentOS Xen? Yum Protect-base or Priorities?
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