≡ Menu

Linux yum command skip updating packages

Q. How can I skip any packages updating while using yum update command in CentOS / RedHat / RHEL / Fedora Linux server system?

A.yum command under RedHat / Centos has the -x or –exclude option. It will exclude a specific package by name or shell glob (* or ?) from updates on all repositories.

yum exclude package syntax

Use the following syntax ( you must login as the root user to use following commands):
yum -x {package-name} update
yum --exclude={package-name} update

For example, exclude httpd or kernel package from update, enter:
# yum -x httpd* update
# yum --exclude=kernel* update

For further information read yum command man page:
$ man yum

Sysadmin because even developers need heroes!!!

Share this tutorial on:
{ 0 comments… add one }
Security: Are you a robot or human?

Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <strong> <em> <pre> <code> <a href="" title="">


   Tagged with: , , , , , , ,