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yum-versionlock: Version lock rpm packages


yum-versionlock - Version lock rpm packages


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


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 <entry-wildcard>...

Remove any matching versionlock entries. yum versionlock clear

Remove all versionlock entries.


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.


There are of course no bugs, but should you find any, you should first consult the FAQ section on http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Faq and if unsuccessful in finding a resolution contact the mailing list: yum-devel [at] lists.baseurl.org. To file a bug use http://bugzilla.redhat.com for Fedora/RHEL/Centos related bugs and http://yum.baseurl.org/report for all other bugs.


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


Panu Matilainen <pmatilai [at] laiskiainen.org>
James Antill <james [at] and.org>
Documentation modified by:
Gerhardus Geldenhuis <gerhardus.geldenhuis [at] gmail.com>