[CentOS] Excluded files from repos?

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 21:02:40 UTC 2008

On 6/10/08, Sam Drinkard <sam at wa4phy.net> wrote:
> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>> Sam Drinkard wrote:
>>> Ok.. I'm way behind the 8-ball on setting things up correctly, but after
>>> going over the protection things in yum, I ran a yum check-update and it
>>> returned with having 318 files excluded because of protection.  Is that
>>> too high a number?  I have the numerical protection set to 1.  Is there
>>> a good tutorial about how to correctly set up the protect base.
>> I'd go with the priorities plugin.
>> Everything about Repositories, Protectbase, Priorities and more at:
>> <http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/>
>> Cheers,
>> Ralph
> Just to be on the safe side, I installed both plugins and have them
> configured now.  FWIW, I did a yum check-update and for some unknown
> reason, I got no dependency issues and nothing was tagged for update!
> Surely the addition of the protectbase and priorities plugins didn't do
> that???
> I appreciate all you all have responded, and apologize for the lame
> questions.  Time for me to do some more list reading I suppose.

Sam: Having both plugins installed is probably *not* a good thing to
do. As was previously suggested, probably best to go with Priorities.
Read this page:
I think the number of Packages being excluded (318) is in the ballpark.
73, Lanny

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