[CentOS] Selectively updating protected repos

Tue Jul 4 23:27:16 UTC 2006
Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com>

On Mon, 3 Jul 2006, William L. Maltby wrote:

> On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 15:55 +0200, Maciej ÿÿenczykowski wrote:
> > ><snip>
> > Next, keep a database (maybe just a text file) from which repo (or 
> > repogroup) each package was installed, and consider only packages from the 
> > same repogroup to be valid upgrade paths.  And refuse to install stuff 
> > that would require a cross-repogroup upgrade (or make a big fat warning 
> > dialog y/n default no box).
> Regardless of any other restrictions/enablements, the "data base" is
> key. If a data base can tell from whence the original package (OP? ;-)
> came, it can be used to ensure that updates/upgrades only come from
> there... unless we really examine the need and we then see that the use
> should be able to a) override, b) permanently change, ...
> Regardless, A DB will set us free.

The DB is called rpmdb. The repository (or better source) of a package 
could be the key(s)/signature(s).

Kind regards,
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