Bug 733947 - RFE: Exclude by SOURCERPM NVR (for entire builds)
Summary: RFE: Exclude by SOURCERPM NVR (for entire builds)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 15
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Packaging Toolset Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-28 20:37 UTC by Matt McCutchen
Modified: 2014-01-21 23:19 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 17:58:58 UTC

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Description Matt McCutchen 2011-08-28 20:37:11 UTC
Description of problem:
When there is a broken update in testing, I will typically want to exclude the entire build in the yum configuration.  Currently, the only way to achieve this is to write one or more name globs that match all packages of the build and no others, which can become messy for cases like https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F15/FEDORA-2011-11526.

Yum should have a kind of exclude pattern that is matched against the SOURCERPM tag NVR for binary packages (may as well not make the user deal with the .src.rpm suffix) and the ordinary NVR for source packages, to make it easy to exclude entire builds.  A possible syntax is to prefix the pattern with "build:", e.g.:


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Matt McCutchen 2011-08-29 21:33:51 UTC
I hoped that my patch for bug 734249 would automatically make "exclude=SOURCERPM=gcc-4.6.1-8.fc15.src.rpm" work, but found that exclusion takes an entirely different code path.  It would take some refactoring to have the necessary info available in all the necessary places in sqlitesack.py to do the exclusion.

At least now I can paste the output of "repoquery --plugins -qa SOURCERPM=gcc-4.6.1-8.fc15.src.rpm" into the exclude line in yum.conf.

Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-04-27 15:40:16 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

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