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Re: Developing Fedora Derivative distro yum "priority" question



On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 22:54 +0200, Mark wrote:
> Hey,
> 
> First of all i hope this is the right place to ask this.
> 
> Imagine that i want to make a Fedora Derivative distro and add in
> packages that fedora has only than with other things in it.. for
> example k3b but than with ffmpeg support (something i can do because i
> don't live in the us but fedora can't because of possible us law
> restrictions?) how would i do that in a Fedora Derivative? i mean.. if
> i type: "yum -y install k3b" and the version number of the fedora k3b
> package is higher/newer than the version in my repository than the one
> from fedora is being installed/updated.
> 
> Now i could of cause add exclude=k3b in the fedora.repo file but that
> exclude list would get quite large with a full distro and yum would
> get alot slower but it would prevent fedora files from installing and
> allow my files to be installed. or is there some "priority" setting in
> yum?
> 
> With priority i mean this:
> fedora.repo has: k3b-5.5.5
> mark.repo has k3b-4.4.4 but has the priority over all other .repo
> files and this one gets installed. The yum manual doesn't say anything
> about this. the closest is --exclude
> 
> is something like that available?
> 
> I hope that it's clear what i try to ask.
> (for now) i don't have the intention to make a distro of my own but
> who knows how the future looks ^_^

look at the priority plugin for yum.

-sv



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