[CentOS] A minor beef

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Tue Nov 29 15:26:43 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 07:21 -0800, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:
> > The new protectbase plugin (currently in testing):
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2005-November/000947.html
> > will also help with the issue of third party repos updating
> > core components.
> > If you use this plugin and set all the centos repos to:
> > protect=1
> > and set your 3rd party repos to 
> > protect=0
> > You will prevent upgrades of core components ... 
> Excellent!  I did not know about this YUM plug-in.  Yet
> another thing to go into the generic Enterprise Linux
> Manager's FAQ yet to be released.
> > This might cause an error IF a core component HAS to be
> > upgraded to meet a valid dependency ...
> But as long as it causes an error, I know about it.  That's
> fine by me, I can manually resolve things in such cases.
> > but then you could manually do those and exclude
> > them from the core centos repo ... and from that point
> > forward, get those from the 3rd party repo.
> Exactly.  Is there any chance that the plug-in won't catch
> something?  Or is it pretty absolute, and will always error
> out?
> Again, that's the desired result I want.  I don't want it
> blindly replacing core repository packages.

It has worked quite well for me in testing ... 

AS LONG AS  ... you remember to set protect=0 for 3rd party apps.

I think protect=1 is assumed if you don't have anything listed for the
3rd party repo ... meaning it will replace core files.
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