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|Summary:||How to create package skip list with yum client?|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||Reporter:||Bob Bugzilla <bugzilla>|
|Component:||yum||Assignee:||James Antill <james.antill>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||BaseOS QE Security Team <qe-baseos-security>|
|Version:||5.5||CC:||casmith, cperry, msuchy|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-10-06 12:26:08 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Bob Bugzilla 2007-07-30 13:27:29 EDT
Description of problem: Now that up2date has been replaced with yum as a the client tool for manageing updates, how does one create a package slip list? With up2date it is handled with the --configure option and specifying a list like this: "pkgSkipList ['kernel*', 'httpd*', 'mysql*', 'php*']". How to do the same with yum?
Comment 2 Calvin Smith 2008-01-03 14:29:13 EST
You can add exclude= into the yum.conf file which can do a similar thing.
Comment 3 Bob Bugzilla 2008-01-03 15:00:51 EST
And then how to override the skip list with yum? With up2date there was: up2date -fu And, how to force download without install? With up2deate there wass: up2date - fud Which could later be followed up with: up2date -fui Useful functionality which was not replicated in yum?
Comment 4 Calvin Smith 2008-01-03 17:59:48 EST
In order to force update, you can use. # echo -e "config exclude 0 \n update \n run" | yum -y shell Note that the former command will not ask for confirmation before installing. To see what will be installed before running it, remove the -y option To download without install, you have to install the yum-downloadonly plugin # yum install yum-downloadonly Which gives you the --downloadonly option, then # yum --downloadonly install myPackage which would down the myPackage package. Finally if you want to see what's being skipped when doing a "yum update", use the -d 3 option. e.g. # yum -d 3 update Hope that helps
Comment 5 Miroslav Suchý 2009-10-06 12:03:43 EDT
Bob, did Calvin answered your questions? Additionaly, this is more yum problem, not related to yum-rhn-plugin directly. Changing component to yum.
Comment 6 James Antill 2009-10-06 12:26:08 EDT
yum --disablexcludes=all I think it might be in the 5.2 version, but it's def. in the 5.3/5.4 versions.
Comment 7 Bob Bugzilla 2009-10-06 15:36:51 EDT
Miroslav, Calvin answered my questions. However, the answers are more complicated than a simple command line flag as was available with up2date. So, this seems more like a kludge than a functionality equivalence. I theorize a more elegant solution would be to write a series of bash scripts to wrap around the yum, to address the shortfalls when supporting RHEL/RHN. Perhaps using a number of different yum.conf files, one for each functional area would also provide a more robust solution. Just thinking out loud... FYI - I view this as more of a RHN problem, as up2date is/was for supporting RHEL via RHN. Thanks for all of the effort.