How to install only specific packages just from a third-party repository?

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Have a third-party repository enabled. Executing yum update this repository tries to overwrite many supported packages with unsupported packages. How to selectively install specific packages from this repository, and not have it overwrite the rest of the packages on system?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6
  • Third-party repositories installed
  • Requirement to install specific packages from third-party repository
  • Requirement to maintain maximum supportability of system

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