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Excluding packages on RHEL / Fedora

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 62.121.101.201] on September 17, 2007 09:55 AM
if you include a line like

includepkgs=sylpheed* compface* ....

in your /etc/yum.repos.d/XXXX.repo file then only those packages will be updated. You can use this to specifically select those packages which you want to be updated. You might use this, for example, to only update internet facing daemons. However, if you do this, be sure to update also libraries and other software which can be called from them. Using SELinux correctly will let you be sure that you have the correct partitioning of the system since you can limit the daemons to only using files belonging to the updated packages.

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