[CentOS] Yum + priorities plugin question

Wed May 7 14:59:02 UTC 2008
jleaver+centos at reachone.com <jleaver+centos at reachone.com>

Matt Hyclak wrote:
> On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 07:54:11AM -0700, jleaver+centos at reachone.com enlightened us:
>> I've recently started using the priorities plugin as part of my best
>> practices.  It's very effective, and prevents nasty things from
>> happening (like atrpms upgrading python and disabling yum.)
>> I'm wondering if there's a simple and elegant way to allow
>> package-name-based exclusions.  For example:  For my mysql cluster, I'd
>> prefer to have the latest mysql and mysql-server packages which I can
>> get from utterramblings (Thanks Jason!), however, to do so while using
>> the priorities plugin, I'd need to make that repo an equal priority with
>> base, so that it'll upgrade.
>> I've worked around the problem by creating a duplicate repo with the
>> exceptions as an includepkg and a priority equal to that of base, but it
>> seems less than elegant, and I know it results in double the internet
>> traffic for the repo mirror, which is less than friendly.
>> Does anyone know if there's a more elegant way to deal with this issue,
>> or might this be an appropriate feature request for the plugin developer?
> Why not just exclude mysql from the base and updates repos of your distro?
> If they are not there, they don't need protected/prioritized and the other
> repo will win.
> Matt
Hahahaha!  That's awesome, I was so busy looking at it from one angle, I 
never considered the other.  That'll work nicely, thanks.