Yum Update Exclude Some Packages in CentOS / RHEL
Below I will show some examples how to exclude specific packages updates, and how to permanently exclude packages update from automatic Yum Update. More information you can found in yum update manuals.
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How To Exclude Specific Packages from Yum Update in CentOS / RHEL
To exclude manualy package from yum update use command:
# yum update --exclude=PACKAGENAME
PACKAGENAME replace with your specific package name.
For example i don’t want update Linux Kernel and all Kernel related packages:
# yum update --exclude=kernel*
Permanently Disable Some Packages Updates From Automatic Yum Update
To Permanently Exclude Package Update (postfix) from Yum Update edit yum configuration file /etc/yum.conf with any editor and add: exclude=postfix line in end of file. In case if you need exclude multiple packages separate them using a single space or comma.
In next example we will permanently prevent Linux Kernel and postfix packages updating during automatic yum update command execution.
[main] cachedir=/var/cache/yum/$basearch/$releasever keepcache=0 debuglevel=2 logfile=/var/log/yum.log exactarch=1 obsoletes=1 gpgcheck=1 plugins=1 exclude=kernel* redhat-release* postfix
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