locks - libzypp locking file


   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.


   All attributes are lower-case.

       specifies repository restriction. Only alias is accepted.

       By default all repositories match.

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

       By default all types match.

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

       The default is case insensitive.

       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.

       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.

       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).

       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

       name of object (e.g. zypper)

       summary of object

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

       description of object

       license text of objects which request accepting license by user

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

       keywords which specify package (only for package)

       authors of package (only for package)

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

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


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

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

   Package Wildcard
       This is the way "zypper addlock cross-*-gcc-icecream-backend" does

       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.

       solvable_name: gcc
       match_type: glob
       version: > 4.2

   Anything named KDE
       Locks everything which contains kde in the name.

       solvable_name: kde

   Anything mentioning KDE
       Locks everything which contains kde in the name, summary, or

       query_string: kde


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


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




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