[CentOS] mixed repos

Tue Sep 12 08:08:44 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Tue, 2006-09-12 at 10:55 +0300, "ΠΑΤΡΙΣ > Τμημα Internet" wrote:
> Hello,
> Does anybody knows a way to keep updated mixed repositories without 
> mixing them  ?
> For Example i have 3 repos in my desktop centos system , Centos repos 
> handled by up2date
> Dag repo handled by apt and Karan repo handled by yum.
> I need packages from each repo but i don't want the secondary repos to 
> mess my system so
> i never update with these repos. is there a way each tool (up2date, yum, 
> apt) to update only
> the packages that came from that repo and not the whole system  ? 
> for example to update dag packages i use apt-get install and the names 
> of dag repos packages
> in my system but it's kind of complicated to track all these packages 
> one by one.
> I believe that if this mater resolved and we can have multiple repos and 
> more apps than centos
> can compete even ubuntu.

You need to use yum and the protectbase plugin.  With protectbase
installed and configured, you can run yum update and have core packages


(look at protectbase on that Page)

You can also easily do:

yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=repo1 (yum_commands)

(you can use the repo name inside the [] in the repo file for this)

Apt is included as an option for i386 only, but yum is the recommended
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