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Re: A yum question



m roth 5-cent us wrote:
> Hi, folks.
>
>    Quiet on this list.... Here's a yum question. On some of my servers, in
> he yum.conf, I've got excludes set up. Now, when I do a full update, on
> the command line, I do a disableexcludes=all. The man page for yum says
> my only options are all, main, or repo. One of the excludes, which is
> on a few servers, I really don't ever want to update unless I do it
> manually. The other excludes are for things like video drivers,
> kernels, httpd... and those get updated after scheduling updates with
> the system owners.
>
>    I'm currently working on a script that would assure that the updates I
> did earlier in the week, or the week before, are what would be updated
> on the production machines, and *NOT* anything newer, so that prod
> matches what's been tested in test.
>
>    So, is there a way to override the excludes in yum.conf, *except* for
> the one package that I don't want updated? I really don't want to do
> rpm -qa | grep -v <package> > /tmp/current, then yum update $(cat
> /tmp/current). I *support* I could do yum -n update | grep -v <package>
>> /tmp/update, and feed that to yum... but if there's a cleaner, more
> elegant way to do it, I'd appreciate knowing it.
>

Following myself up, I finally remembered what I was trying to ask: if I say
yum update disableexcludes=all exclude=<package>
will that work, and let me update everything including the packages that
are excluded in yum.conf, but *not* the one package excluded on the
command line?

      mark



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