[CentOS] Suggested yum priorities settings for 3rd party repos

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 19:41:24 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Vandaman <vandaman2002-sk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Akemi Yagi wrote:

>> I do use different sets of numbers depending on what a
>> given system
>> runs.  In addition to the priority scores, use of exclude=
>> etc is also
>> important if you aim at getting certain packages from a
>> repository of
>> your choice.
> It is this exclude=foo that I'm interested in. If you have
> the setup you have described, then one would not need exclude
> as the yum priority should take care of versions shouldn't it?
> If you have say webmin from webmin.com and there is webmin
> in all those repos then it might be good to use exclude but shouldn't
> the plugin handle versions between repos?

You can find some useful examples here:


It's case by case.  You need to find a good combined use of the
priorities plugin and exclude=, includepkgs=, etc.


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