On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 15:10:30 -0700, Jon Savage wrote: >> I have slogged through man yum and man yum.conf, but can't seem to find a >> command that tells yum to update everything *but* galeon. Is there one?? > Try doing: yum --exclude=galeon update > snipped from man yum: > --exclude=package > Exclude a specific package by name or glob from updates on all > repositories. > Configuration Option: excludped from man yum: Very odd, root and branch, very odd indeed. I tried that first on this machine (an athlon about a year and a half old, I believe; I can find the hardware browser if anyone thinks that would help), forgetting the trouble was on the other. That got ===== [[email protected] root]# yum --exclude=galeon update Options Error: option --exclude not recognized (snip) ===== Then I remembered to go to the backup machine (which, unlike this one, has not yet successfully been through an update, in case that matters) -- and it didn't get the option error, but did still get the dependency error! So I tried "yum update --exclude=galeon" instead, reversing the order. This time I got "Cannot find any package matching --exclude=galeon available to be updated. No actions to take." Now I *am* befuddled! -- Beartooth Autodidact, curmudgeonly codger learning linux Remember I know precious little of what I'm talking about!