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Re: A yum question



Does using the —downloadonly —downloaddir= option help test that?

Paul


> On Nov 4, 2014, at 5:08 PM, m roth 5-cent us wrote:
> 
> m roth 5-cent us <mailto: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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