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How can I disable automatic package update in RPM package manager for a single application in CentOS 7?

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To disable single application from being updated automatically, while leaving other rpms enabled for automatic updates, add that rpm name to ignore list in /etc/yum.conf.

You need to add the line exclude= and name of the rpm to ignore for updates.

For instance if you don't want Apache(httpd) package to get updated you would add httpd* to that line:

exclude=httpd* 

If you are running yum update manually you need to use --exclude option:

yum update --exclude=httpd*
  • Sorry. Question updated. – SoftwareTheory Dec 14 '18 at 15:30
  • I did this change in yum.conf. but isn't it for yum package manager? Is this same config file also used for RPM? – SoftwareTheory Dec 14 '18 at 17:44
  • yes, yum is used for rpm management, rpm command doesn't install dependencies for rpm, yum takes care to install all dependencies when rpm is being installed or updated. – rAlen Dec 15 '18 at 7:05

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