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Jeff 01-12-2011 06:42 PM

Excluding packages with Yum
Many Linux servers are configured to update automatically. I never liked this, but some clients want it this way. You can however at least configure yum to exclude some packages from automatically updating. For my, I want to BE THERE when PHP, Kernel, Apache, or MySQL updates. Edit the /etc/yum.conf file and add this line at the end (if it isn't there):


exclude=kernel* php* httpd* MySQL* mysql*
Also, you may want to make sure assumeyes is disabled:


That will keep it from updating/installing packages without confirming first.

When it comes time to update manually, just do it like so:


yum update --disableexcludes=all
Hope that little trick helps!

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