[CentOS] yum/dnf time constraints

Sun Nov 14 13:59:57 UTC 2021
Phil Perry <pperry at elrepo.org>

On 14/11/2021 13:08, Leon Fauster via CentOS wrote:
> Hey,
> i wonder if its possible to use dnf and dictate it to not install 
> packages that are younger then $((today - 7 )) for example.
> If not directly possible, any other ways to accomplishing it?
> Sure, building repos with snapshots would work here but I am
> looking for additional ways ...
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Leon

A couple ideas:

1. You could run weekly from a scrpt:

yum --assumeno update

which will create the transaction (but not install it) and save it to 
/tmp/ and then rerun that transaction week later:

yum --assumeyes load-transaction 

2. Write a yum plugin to mask packages from the transaction sack that 
are less than 7 days old. How are your python skills?