How to disable repository from updates in Linux CentOS

I’m searching for a credible way to disable repositories and stop them from updating my packages. I’ve had some issue and found some ways on the internet but wanted to hear an opinion what’s best

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May 23, 2022
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There are a couple of ways to do so, depending on what you want to achieve.

If you now the exact repository you want to deny you can simply run:

  1. yum --disablerepo=Repo-Name

If you are not sure about the repo’s name, you can run:

  1. yum repolist

From there get the repo id.

There are other ways but is is the quickest I believe.

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May 25, 2022

Hi @brendros,

Additionally, if you want to disable only a specific package from being updated, you can open and edit the yum.conf file, which is located in /etc/yum.conf or in /etc/yum/yum.conf. In the file if there isn’t a line exclude add one that way:

  1. exclude=php*

The above will disable all PHP packages from being updated.

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