We are using a custom repository with RHEL 5.x. We were running into a ton of issues and conflicts when trying to run an update (issues with yum 32bit packages conflicting with x64 packages). To get around this, I added
to /etc/yum.conf. This worked great, until I had to install compat-libstdc++-296, which apparently is 32bit only. I checked on RH's site, and the only package listed verified that. So, when I try to specify the full package name compat-libstdc++-296.i386, the exclusion list blocks it from being installed.
Is there any way to force yum to temporarily ignore the exclusion list? Something like
yum install compat-libstdc++-296.i386 --ignore-exclude
Not that it's hard to comment out the line, run the install, and then uncomment, my major concern is that we have around 300 servers this needs to be run on, and that's a lot of hands editing text files. I'd much prefer being able to copy and paste a command, if that makes sense.