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NAME         top

       yum-versionlock - Version lock rpm packages

SYNOPSIS         top

       yum-versionlock [ package-name [ package-name]] ...

DESCRIPTION         top

       yum-versionlock(1) is a Yum plugin that takes a set of name/versions
       for packages and excludes all other versions of those packages
       (including optionally following obsoletes).  This allows you to
       protect packages from being updated by newer versions.

       The plugin provides a command "versionlock" which allows you to view
       and edit the list of locked packages easily.
        yum versionlock add <package-wildcard>...

       Add a versionlock for all of the packages in the rpmdb matching the
       given wildcards.   yum versionlock exclude <package-wildcard>...

       Add a exclude (within versionlock) for the latest versions of the
       packages in the available repos. matching the given wildcards.   yum
       versionlock list

       List the current versionlock entries.   yum versionlock delete

       Remove any matching versionlock entries.   yum versionlock clear

       Remove all versionlock entries.

FILES         top

              The system wide configuration file. See
              yum-versionlock.conf(5) for more information.
              The default place to put package version lock information (one
              package and version per. line). The file takes entries in the
              following format EPOCH:NAME-VERSION-RELEASE.ARCH See rpm(8)
              for more information on custom query formats. If the package
              does not have an EPOCH the number will default to 0.

BUGS         top

       There are of course no bugs, but should you find any, you should
       first consult the FAQ section on and
       if unsuccessful in finding a resolution contact the mailing list:  To file a bug use for Fedora/RHEL/Centos related bugs and for all other bugs.

AVAILABILITY         top

       yum-versionlock is available via:
       # yum install yum-versionlock

AUTHORS         top

       Panu Matilainen <>
       James Antill <>
       Documentation modified by:
       Gerhardus Geldenhuis <>

SEE ALSO         top


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                              28 December 2009            YUM-VERSIONLOCK(1)