Sep 28, 2011
How To Lock Installed RPM Package Update
How To Lock Installed RPM Package In Linux1. Install the plugin by using below command.
[email@example.com ~]# yum install yum-versionlock2. Once plugin installed, check enabled = 1 appears in /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.conf.
[firstname.lastname@example.org ~]# cat /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.conf [main] enabled = 1 locklist = /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.list # Uncomment this to lock out "upgrade via. obsoletes" etc. (slower) # follow_obsoletes = 13. Now add the packages you want to lock in /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.list. For example firefox-3.6.17-1.el5.centos.
[email@example.com ~]# cat /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.list firefox-3.6.17-1.el5.centos4. Once you added your package in lock list. Try to install the same package with YUM.
[firstname.lastname@example.org ~]# yum install firefox Loaded plugins: downloadonly, fastestmirror, priorities, versionlock Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: centos.aol.in * epel: ftp.kddilabs.jp * extras: centos.aol.in * rpmforge: fr2.rpmfind.net * updates: ftp.iitm.ac.in Reducing CentOS-5 Testing to included packages only Finished 1380 packages excluded due to repository priority protections Reading version lock configuration Setting up Install Process Nothing to do5. Check above output in red line, Yum reads lock file before installating them.
Read my earlier article on Rebuild Corrupted RPM Database.
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