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  1. Is there some way to override exclusions configured in the conf file when yum is run manually, short of removing or commenting the exclude entry in the conf files?

    Say I’d like to automate the updates of most of my packages, but some subset of core packages I’d like to upgrade manually after I’ve had a chance to test the package.

  2. Ben,
    I’m not sure what version of yum they added this, but:
    `yum –disableexcludes=[all|main|repoid]`
    `yum –disableexcludes=all update`
    `yum –disableexcludes=all update kernel`

  3. Just a note, the switch -disableexcludes=all does no work on my RHEL 4u5 server.

    Using yum-2.4.2-4…

  4. YUM version 3.2.19 in my REHL 5U3 box does have support for -disableexcludes

    [root@cerberus etc]# yum –version

    [root@cerberus etc]# man yum |grep -A4 -B1 excludes
    Disable the excludes defined in your config files. Takes one of
    three options:
    all == disable all excludes
    main == disable excludes defined in [main] in yum.conf
    repoid == disable excludes defined for that repo

    Might just try to update your YUM package and see if there is a 3.x package avail for REHL4 now and if not try to just install from source…

  5. Hi friends,
    When I tried to run the cellsdkiso install or any of the yum commands i am getting this error please let me know what might have gone wrong for this.
    I am Installing the IBM Cell SDK into fedora 9.
    Config Error: Parsing file failed: File contains no section headers.
    file: file:///etc/yum.conf, line: 1
    Please See My Yum file below
    exclude=blas blas-devel elfspe2 kernel lapack lapack-devel libspe2 libspe2-debuginfo libspe2-devel oprofile oprofile-devel

    # PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
    # in /etc/yum.repos.d

    Thanks & regards

  6. Excluding httpd (apache) in CentOs:

    yum –exclude=httpd*,httpd-manual*,mod_ssl* update

    PS. httpd-manual and mod_ssl are htpd dependencies.

  7. Thank you! I do not want that CentOS 5.8 automatically updates to 5.9 (Hyper-V Add-ons was not updates to 5.9 yet).
    Adding “centos-release*” (without quotes) on /etc/yun.conf resolved my problem!

  8. How to use yum to install via version package ?

    There are Nginx-1.5.0 and Nginx-1.5.1 .
    It will install 1.5.1 by default , but I want install 1.5.0 .

    What can I do ?

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