Quick guide, howto remove and disable YUM repo (repository). Yum command itself does not contain any way to remove the repository. YUM repo files is located in /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory.

I use kde.repo file with following content as example on this guide:


[kde]
name=kde
mirrorlist=http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/fedora/mirrors-stable
gpgkey=http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/kde-redhat.RPM-GPG-KEY
enabled=1

Remove YUM Repo (Repository) Permanently

Before moving repository permanently is a good idea to check that is the repository installed using rpm package. As many repos usually are, like RPM-Fusion, Livna, etc.

Search Repository RPM-package with following command:


rpm -qa |grep -i repo-name

Example:


rpm -qa |grep -i rpmfusion
rpmfusion-nonfree-release-13-2.noarch
rpmfusion-free-release-13-2.noarch

## OR ##

rpm -qa |grep -i livna
livna-release-1-1.noarch

If RPM-package found then simply remove whole RPM-package with following command:


rpm -e some-repository-rpm-package

Example:


rpm -e livna-release-1-1.noarch

If RPM-package not found then simply remove repo file with following command:


rm /etc/yum.repos.d/repo-file.repo

## OR just rename it (without repo file extension) ##
mv /etc/yum.repos.d/repo-file.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/repo-file.repo.bak

Example:


rm /etc/yum.repos.d/kde.repo

## OR just rename it (without repo file extension) ##
mv /etc/yum.repos.d/kde.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/kde.repo.bak

Disable YUM Repo (Repository)

Disable YUM Repo

Edit repo file on /etc/yum.repos.d/ as root and change enabled to 0


## Change
enabled=1

## To
enabled=0

Example:


# Change
[kde]
name=kde
mirrorlist=http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/fedora/mirrors-stable
gpgkey=http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/kde-redhat.RPM-GPG-KEY
enabled=1

# To
[kde]
name=kde
mirrorlist=http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/fedora/mirrors-stable
gpgkey=http://apt.kde-redhat.org/apt/kde-redhat/kde-redhat.RPM-GPG-KEY
enabled=0

Enable disabled repo quickly with YUM:


yum --enablerepo=some-disabled-repository install some-package

Disable YUM Repo (Repository) using YUM


yum --disablerepo=some-repository install some-package

Example:


yum --disablerepo=kde install some-package