[CentOS] differences between yum update and yum check-update

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Sun May 7 20:53:58 UTC 2006

Johnny Hughes wrote on Sun, 07 May 2006 10:49:42 -0500:

> Assuming what I found to be true ... this is not a bug with yum or 
> protectbase ... or even I problem with the repos individually ... but a 
> problem if dag and kbs are used together.   

It is a problem whenever a package obsoletes another package and that or 
it's name is in other repos as well.

> ------------------------------------ 
> If you want to use Dags repo for clamav: 
> in the kbs-CentOS-Extras repo add this line: 
> exclude=clamav* 

Sure, I can do this, but I have to do this without protectbase, anyway.

> As a side note, this kind of problem happens quite frequently when more 
> than one repo is used.

But the whole point of protectbase is that it *protects*, isn't it? I mean 
in my eyes "protect" means "protect" against replacement by another repo 
by whatever means. I don't care if it updates, obsoletes or whatever. Why 
should "obsoletes" be handled different?


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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