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When updating with yum i recieve the following message:

yum update
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * atomic: www7.atomicorp.com
 * base: mirror.de.leaseweb.net
 * extras: mirror.de.leaseweb.net
 * updates: mirror.de.leaseweb.net
118 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update

What does that mean ? How to install these packages ?

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Some packages are held by more than one repository. The priorities plugin choose packages from the highest-priority repository, excluding duplicate entries from other repos.

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From what I understand, this error is generated from the priorities plugin as noted by Pawel.

In 2009, the maintainer of yum mentioned that he hoped people would not use priorities. To disable the priorities plugin, edit /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/priorities.conf and set enabled = 0. After this change, next time you run yum update, you should not get any priority protections.

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I signed in just to upvote this. My openssh was not getting updated to the latest version because the priority setting was enabled. This helped me. Thanks! –  manish_s May 2 at 12:42
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Yes, the 'set enabled = ' worked for me. It would be nice to tease more information from yum - such as the names of the affected packages and the repositories they come from. (Is this a separate question?) –  bobgus Oct 28 at 18:36

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