[CentOS] Protectbase Plugin not working?

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Sun May 7 11:35:51 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-05-07 at 12:31 +0200, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Daniel de Kok wrote on Sun, 7 May 2006 00:14:37 +0200 (CEST):
> > > No protect line means protect=1 ! 
> >  
> > Are you sure about that?
> That is how it is explained in the documentation
> http://www.centos.org/docs/4/html/yum/sn-yum-maintenance.html#sn-yum-plugins
> Adding protect= to all repositories 
> You MUST add protect=0 to all repos in all .repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d/ 
> or any repos that you have in /etc/yum.conf if you want them unprotected, 
> otherwise they belong to the protect=1 group. As a general rule add either 
> protect=0 or protect=1 to each and every repo.

I have noticed inconsistencies in real updates if protect=0 is not added
to repos ... which is why that note is there :)

When protect=0 is added the plugin works consistently.

> > So, if the 'protect' option is not set, it the default value is false. 
> > This this also confirms how protectbase works in real-life on my machines.

> Well, I'm certainly okay with that behavior, it's safer :-)

As I said in the note in the "Official Documentation" , please add
protect=0 ... or at least, don't say you have not been warned :)

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