locks man page

locks — libzypp locking file

Description

The file /etc/zypp/locks is read by libzypp at start-up if zypp.conf allows it. The entries are used for initial locking of packages. Locking a package means not allowing to install or uninstall it.

Valid entries are of the form:

attribute: value

Where attributes and their values are described below.

Locks are separated by an empty lines.

Attributes

All attributes are lower-case.

repo

specifies repository restriction. Only alias is accepted.

By default all repositories match.

type

resolvable type restriction. The values can be package, patch, pattern, product and srcpackage.

By default all types match.

case_sensitive

if strings are matched case sensitive. The values are true, false, on, off.

The default is case insensitive.

install_status

status of object. Possible states are installed, not-installed and all. If more install statuses are specified then the last one is used. The values are installed for all packages which are installed, non-installed for packages which can be installed or reinstalled and all for both.

The default is all.

match_type

type of string matching in values. Does not affect type and repo which must be specified exactly. The values are exact, substring, regex for regular expressions, glob for matching as on the command line, and word.

The default is substring.

query_string

String to be matched in multiple attributes. Should be restricted by another attribute with empty value (it is recommended, because without restriction expect some performance problems).

version

Restrict the lock only to some versions. It contains two parts: an optional operator and the version.

The operator is ==, !=, <, >, , >=. If operator is not specified then == is used.

The version has the format [epoch:]version[-release].

Example: version: < 0:0.11.4-2

solvable_name

name of object (e.g. zypper)

solvable_summary

summary of object

solvable_arch

architecture of object (e.g. x86_64, i586)

solvable_description

description of object

solvable_eula

license text of objects which request accepting license by user

solvable_license

license of package (only for package) (e.g. GPL2)

solvable_keywords

keywords which specify package (only for package)

solvable_authors

authors of package (only for package)

solvable_group

package group (only for package) (e.g. Development/Tools/Version Control )

update_reference_type

reference for update (e.g. bugzilla,cve) (only for patches)

Examples

Exact Package

This is the way YaST UI does it. Lock k3b (e.g. you don’t want to update it).

-----locks-----
type: package
solvable_name: k3b
match_type: exact
case_sensitive: on

Package Wildcard

This is the way "zypper addlock cross-*-gcc-icecream-backend" does it.

-----locks-----
type: package
solvable_name: cross-*-gcc-icecream-backend
match_type: glob
case_sensitive: on

Versioned Lock

Do not install new GCC. This format is used when converting from the openSUSE-10.3 lock format.

-----locks-----
solvable_name: gcc
match_type: glob
version: > 4.2

Anything named KDE

Locks everything which contains kde in the name.

-----locks-----
solvable_name: kde

Anything mentioning KDE

Locks everything which contains kde in the name, summary, or description.

-----locks-----
query_string: kde
solvable_name:
solvable_summary:
solvable_description:

Homepage

This manual page only covers the most important attributes. The complete list is available at http://en.opensuse.org/Libzypp/Locksfile

Authors

Josef Reidinger <jreidinger@suse.cz> Manual page contributions by Martin Vidner <mvidner@suse.cz>.

See Also

zypper(8)

Referenced By

zypper(8).

06/12/2015 SUSE Linux LIBZYPP