Disable Certain Package Updates using YUM in RHEL / CentOS / Fedora

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7 Responses

  1. Jameslee says:

    Hi,

    I see few of the packages getting update automatically weekly twice..(Don’t know from where it runs and who ran) in one of my server (centos 7). I have daily cron job running with rpm --last command which helps me to trace the new packages installation. I want to stop this automatic updation of packages.

    I googled and few suggested to disable yum-cron. in my case yum-cron is not installed. Please help me.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Jameslee,

      Simply add those packages to /etc/yum.conf like shown.

      This above line will prevent installing updates to these packages.

      • Jameslee says:

        Thanks @Ravi for your reply.

        I want to disable the auto update for all packages. In that case what will be the solution. Please help.

        • Ravi Saive says:

          @Jameslee,

          I never tried this solution, but I think you could add this line exclude=* in /etc/yum.conf so that the package manager excludes every package from installs and updates.

  2. Wayne says:

    Actually you would want to prevent just updates in yum.conf with
    installonlypkgs

    Using excludes will also prevent installation.

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