CentOS yum repository

Mark Nienberg gmane at tippingmar.com
Sun Dec 9 18:41:56 GMT 2007

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Mark Nienberg wrote on Fri, 07 Dec 2007 21:06:40 -0800:
>> I see that in the CentOS-Extra repo there is perl-MimeTools 1.77.
> You mean perl-MailTools, right? (There is also a MIME Tools package!)

Whoops, yes I mean MailTools

> So if 
>> you give that repo priority=1 and rpmforge priority=10, then yum should 
>> install the 1.77 version from Extras even if rpmforge has 2.02 in it.
> Yes.
> You can also exclude certain packages in the repo file. Just add
> exclude=packagename (you can use globbing)
> Warning: multiple exclusions have to be on one line!
> Where is that "experimental yum repo"?

Details are at


I'm hoping this catches on and becomes the preferred method for 
RHEL/CentOS installs.


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