YUM-VERSIONLOCK.CONF(5)         File Formats         YUM-VERSIONLOCK.CONF(5)

NAME         top


SYNOPSIS         top

       yum-versionlock.conf(5) is the configuration file for
       yum-versionlock(1) Yum plugin for excluding packages that aren't
       listed in the versionlock file.  The plugin will walk each line of
       the versionlock file, parse out the name and version of the package.
       It will then exclude any package by that name that doesn't match one
       of the versions listed within the file (or, optionally, any obsoleter
       of that package).  This is basically the same as doing an exclude for
       the package name itself (as you cannot exclude installed packages),
       but yum will still see the versions you have installed/versionlocked
       as available so that "yum reinstall" will still work, etc.  It can
       also work in the opposite way, like a fast exclude, by prefixing a
       '!'  character to the version.

FILES         top


FILE FORMAT         top

       yum-versionlock.conf(5) utilizes configuration options in the form of


OPTION         top

              This option is a boolean flag which specifies if the
              versionlock plugin should look at all the obsoletes, and see
              if any of the packages specified have an obsoleter. If an
              obsoleter is found then all versions of that package will be
              excluded. This option is off by default, as yum-versionlock(1)
              will take some time to do the obsoletes processing, and for
              non-rename obsoletes any issues you had which kept you at a
              specific version of a package should be different with another

OPTION         top

              This option is a string with points to the file which will
              have the versionlock information in it. Note that the file has
              to exist (or the versionlock plugin will make yum exit).
              However it can be empty.

AUTHOR         top

              Chitlesh Goorah <>
              James Antill <>

SEE ALSO         top


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                                27 July 2008         YUM-VERSIONLOCK.CONF(5)