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       yum-versionlock - Version lock rpm packages

       yum-versionlock [ package-name [ package-name]] ...

       yum-versionlock(1)  is  a Yum plugin that takes a set of name/versions for packages and excludes all other ver-
       sions of those packages (including optionally following obsoletes).  This allows you to protect  packages  from
       being updated by newer versions.

       The  plugin provides a command "versionlock" which allows you to view and edit the list of locked packages eas-
        yum versionlock add <package-wildcard>...

       Add a versionlock for all of the packages in the rpmdb matching the given wildcards.   yum versionlock  exclude

       Add a exclude (within versionlock) for the latest versions of the packages in the available repos. matching the
       given wildcards.   yum versionlock list

       List the current versionlock entries.   yum versionlock delete <entry-wildcard>...

       Remove any matching versionlock entries.   yum versionlock clear

       Remove all versionlock entries.

              The system wide configuration file. See yum-versionlock.conf(5) for more information.
              The default place to put package version lock information (one package and version per. line). The  file
              takes entries in the following format EPOCH:NAME-VERSION-RELEASE.ARCH See rpm(8) for more information on
              custom query formats. If the package does not have an EPOCH the number will default to 0.

       There are of course no  bugs,  but  should  you  find  any,  you  should  first  consult  the  FAQ  section  on  and  if  unsuccessful  in  finding a resolution contact the mailing list: yum-  To file a bug use for Fedora/RHEL/Centos related bugs  and for all other bugs.

       yum-versionlock is available via:
       # yum install yum-versionlock

       Panu Matilainen <>
       James Antill <>
       Documetation modified by:
       Gerhardus Geldenhuis <>


                               28 December 2009             YUM-VERSIONLOCK(1)