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Prevent packages from being updated¶
Sometimes you may want to restrict a package from being updated to a newer version. The Yum plugin
versionlock allows you to lock packages to a specific version. The plugin is not installed by
default so first, you will need to install it:
During the installation two configuration files will be created on your system, stored in the
/etc/yum/pluginconf.d directory. The configuration file
versionlock.conf and the file
versionlock.list containing the locked packages. By default, no packages are listed in this file.
To lock a version of a package you can either manually add the package name in the file or use the
$ yum versionlock command followed by the package name. For example, to prevent all PHP packages
(all packages starting with
php-) from being updated you would run:
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