[CentOS] yum pinning rpms

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Sun May 1 18:11:53 UTC 2005


On Sun, 2005-05-01 at 12:08 -0600, Collins Richey wrote:
> I did a little googling for this, but only found meaningless
> references, since pin has too, too common other meanings.
> 
> Is there a way to pin a version of a particular package with yum/rpm?
> 
> I have the rpms for the beta 2.0 version of OpenOffice installed, so
> I'm not interested in the updates for OpenOffice 1.1.2-24.6.0.EL4
> which are now coming in. Is there a way to instruct yum to ignore this
> update but accept other updates?
> 
> Sorry if this is a dumb question, but in spite of many years working
> with Linux I'm not an rpm/yum heavyweight.
> 
> I'm sure, however, others may appreciate the answer.
> 

You can add a line near the top of /etc/yum.conf that says this:

exclude=openoffice*

It should stop trying to install openoffice stuff :)
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