Bug 171542 - Request for Enhancement: Ignore packages
Request for Enhancement: Ignore packages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pirut (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
: FutureFeature, Reopened
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Reported: 2005-10-22 14:14 EDT by Thijs Hulshof
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-09 15:16:52 EDT
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Description Thijs Hulshof 2005-10-22 14:14:11 EDT
Description of problem:
It would be great if it was possible to ignore some packages with pup. For
example, I've installed an old version of ndiswrapper, but I don't want it to be
updated because my computer crashes with the newer version.

It is possible to deselect a package, but I don't think that's the best
solution. I prefer the option that up2date has: You can select a package you
never want to update. 

Unfortunately, I don't have developing skills, so I can't help. 

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How reproducible:
It won't be hard to make such an option.

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Thanks in advance !
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-10-22 16:52:43 EDT
You can already do this.  Add an exclude= line to /etc/yum.conf
Comment 2 Thijs Hulshof 2005-10-23 04:47:53 EDT
That's great ! Will there be an option to do this with pup, for user convenience?
Comment 3 David Lawrence 2006-06-27 21:38:23 EDT
Moving component to pirut. Sorry for the spam.
Comment 4 Rahul Sundaram 2006-11-30 16:11:11 EST

I would like to have this option in a preferences portion of pup too. Please
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2007-04-09 15:16:52 EDT
If you get to the point where you know that you're going to not be wanting a
package to be updated, then editing the config file really is the best thing to
do.  Because in most cases, this is because of a bug that we should fix (whether
it's lack of support for hardware leading someone to use ndiswrapper or anything

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