[users] yum update overwrites RedHat rpms with rpmforge rpms

Schubert, Todd Todd.Schubert at eisi.com
Wed Jun 20 18:06:32 CEST 2007


I have installed rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf so that I can receive
updates of some non Red Hat packages that I have installed in my
environment.  What I am finding though is that yum is updating Red Hat
distributed packages with rpmforge ones.  

 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository
 lftp                    i386       3.5.10-1.el5.rf  rpmforge
1.3 M
 mtr                     i386       2:0.72-1.el5.rf  rpmforge
79 k
 rsync                   i386       2.6.9-1.el5.rf   rpmforge
295 k
 syslinux                i386       3.51-1.el5.rf    rpmforge
698 k

Transaction Summary

This is of particular concern because the rpmforge version of rsync does
not support the --attrs or --acls options and is breaking scripts (Red
Hat version is rsync-2.6.8-3.1).

Is there any way to prevent this other than removing rpmforge from the


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