Bug 151498 - up2date could protect core packages from being replaced
up2date could protect core packages from being replaced
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Pradeep Kilambi
Ken Reilly
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: 151499 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 151519
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Reported: 2005-03-18 12:52 EST by Dag Wieers
Modified: 2013-02-26 19:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 09:32:46 EDT
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Description Dag Wieers 2005-03-18 12:52:01 EST
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Description of problem:
I guess it would benefit everyone (Red Hat, users, me) if up2date had an option (maybe enabled by default) to protect it's own/core packages. Ie. prefer RHN packages over 3rd party packages.

I guess it would make sense to have this by default since it could prevent support calls to Red Hat about something that is caused by 3rd party packages.

I try to keep the number of replaced packages down, but a switch like this could allow me to offer more packages and leave it up to the user whether to use the official package or the 3rd party package.

This in itself will lead to a better understanding what packages are not Red Hat's (and by consequence excluded from support).

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Comment 1 Dag Wieers 2005-03-18 12:54:19 EST
*** Bug 151499 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2005-03-18 16:31:13 EST
Internal RFE bug #151519 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Comment 4 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 09:32:46 EDT
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
Please See https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

If you would like Red Hat to re-consider your feature request for an active release, please re-open the request via appropriate support channels and provide additional supporting details about the importance of this issue.

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