Bug 734889 - yum-plugin-protect-packages available but won't install
Summary: yum-plugin-protect-packages available but won't install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum
Version: 6.1
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-08-31 19:00 UTC by Giacomo G. Brussino
Modified: 2014-01-21 06:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-09-01 14:53:47 UTC

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Description Giacomo G. Brussino 2011-08-31 19:00:29 UTC
Description of problem: yum-plugin-protect-packages version 1.1.26-11.el6 is available from rhel-x86_64-workstation-6, but won't install.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.2.29-17.el6

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install yum-plugin-protect-packages
Actual results:

yum --disableplugin=aliases,auto-update-debuginfo,changelog,dellsysid,downloadonly,fastestmirror,filter-data,kabi,keys,list-data,merge-conf,post-transaction-actions,presto,priorities,protectbase,ps,remove-with-leaves,rpm-warm-cache,security,show-leaves,tsflags,upgrade-helper,verify install yum-plugin-protect-packages
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin
Setting up Install Process
Nothing to do

Expected results:

Additional info:

yum --disableplugin=aliases,auto-update-debuginfo,changelog,dellsysid,downloadonly,fastestmirror,filter-data,kabi,keys,list-data,merge-conf,post-transaction-actions,presto,priorities,protectbase,ps,remove-with-leaves,rpm-warm-cache,security,show-leaves,tsflags,upgrade-helper,verify info yum-plugin-protect-packages
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin
Available Packages
Name        : yum-plugin-protect-packages
Arch        : noarch
Version     : 1.1.26
Release     : 11.el6
Size        : 11 k
Repo        : rhel-x86_64-workstation-6
Summary     : Yum plugin to prevents Yum from removing itself and other
            : protected packages
License     : GPLv2+
Description : this plugin prevents Yum from removing itself and other protected
            : packages. By default, yum is the only package protected, but by
            : extension this automatically protects everything on which yum
            : depends (rpm, python, glibc, and so on).Therefore, the plugin
            : functions well even without compiling careful lists of all
            : important packages.

[root@aurora yum.repos.d]# yum --disableplugin=aliases,auto-update-debuginfo,changelog,dellsysid,downloadonly,fastestmirror,filter-data,kabi,keys,list-data,merge-conf,post-transaction-actions,presto,priorities,protectbase,ps,remove-with-leaves,rpm-warm-cache,security,show-leaves,tsflags,upgrade-helper,verify list available yum-plugin-protect-packages
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin
Available Packages
yum-plugin-protect-packages.noarch    1.1.26-11.el6    rhel-x86_64-workstation-6

Comment 2 James Antill 2011-09-01 14:53:47 UTC
 This is because yum provides that feature now.

 See man yum.conf and protected_packages.

Comment 3 Giacomo G. Brussino 2011-09-02 15:53:52 UTC
Cool. Then I don't see why the package has not been removed.

I got there because I was trying to find a way to protect python-kerberos version 1.1-6.2.el6 from the EPEL package version 1.1-7.1.el6.

I've tried to use yum-plugin-protectbase but did not find the magic incantation
to make it protect the rhn repos.

Hope you can set me straight.

Thank you.

Comment 4 Giacomo G. Brussino 2011-09-02 17:34:14 UTC
I've not been able to get protected_packages to work either!

Comment 5 James Antill 2011-09-16 19:20:09 UTC
It is removed, the newer versions of yum-utils shouldn't have it ... however the older versions will stay around (so you can use it with the older versions of yum).

But that's not what protect_packages does ... it just stops things being removed. You want versionlock or excludes ... or priorities.

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