How to tell yum to exclude updating a package

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Thu Apr 14 20:14:24 UTC 2011

> >
> > To me the syntax od the yum -x option is unclear. Is -x=package-name the
> > right form . I am not sure.
> No, that's not right.  With the long form of the option, you can use either
> "--exclude=libmad" or "--exclude libmad", but "-x=libmad" is equivalent to
> a series of short flags "-x -= -l -i -b -m -a -d", and I'd rather not think
> about what that's going to do

Actually the syntax is: yum --exclude="libmad"
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