Restricting a Package to a Fixed Version Number with yum
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
- Lock a package to a specific version only, and no later
- Exclude a package from
$ yum update
- What is
For RHEL 5 # yum install yum-versionlock For RHEL 6 and 7 # yum install yum-plugin-versionlock For RHEL 8 and 9 # yum install python3-dnf-plugin-versionlock
/etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.listwill be created on the system.
To install or lock the version of the
gccgroup of packages, run
# yum versionlock gcc-*
yum versionlock plugin to lock a package or packages to currently installed version. The plugin stores a package list in `/etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.list, which you can edit directly. Yum will normally attempt to update all packages, but the plugin will exclude the packages listed in the versionlock.list file.
The above configuration will not allow
yum update or
yum upgrade to update any of the
gcc packages to version greater than what was installed at the time the locking was performed.
yum-versionlock(1) for a list of all available commands.
To display the list of locked packages, use:
# yum versionlock list
To discard the list of locked packages, use:
# yum versionlock clear