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Re: Same named packages, different dependencies



Ed Wilts <ewilts ewilts org> wrote:

>On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 03:57:06AM -0500, A1tmblwd netscape net wrote:
>> If it is coincidence up2date, yum and apt are in dire need of
>> improvement because none of these applications can distinguish between
>> packages from an authoritative source and 3rd-party. Once the
>> repositories are enabled these applications will indicate that
>> ATrpms's package is an upgrade for Fedora's.
>
>That's what yum's protectbase is for.  Recent versions of yum should
>attempt to protect your Fedora base packages from being overwritten by
>another repository.  I used this without issues on a Tao Linux system -
>I haven't seen what's happening on my new FC3 system.  
>

I did a man on yum.conf and didn't find protectbase. Where is this documented? Googling gave me hits for tao linux and a tao-yum.conf with that feature. Is this implemented for FC3 version of yum?  

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