[kwlug-disc] RedHat yum dependency handling
rarsa at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 11 13:45:38 EST 2010
One of the annoying issues with the YUM repositories is that they are not extensions of the existing repositories. Some of them package things differently and are incompatible with other repositories.
This is not YUM's or RedHat or Fedora's fault. Admins should select compatible repositories.
On the other hand, incompatible repositories mushroomed because the RedHat/Fedora repositories are limited.
I am sure that better coordination between RedHat and third party repositories is in high order.
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--- On Thu, 2/11/10, john at netdirect.ca <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
> From: john at netdirect.ca <john at netdirect.ca>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] RedHat yum dependency handling
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 11:26 AM
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> wrote on 02/11/2010 10:55:39 AM:
> > There are 2 disabled repos: centosplus and contrib.
> Contrib is user
> > stuff, and hence I am wary to use it.
> > There is another one that I don't think is relevant
> > since it involves physical media (?)
> > I tried the command you suggested, with and without
> centosplus, but
> > still got the same error:
> On my Centos 5 install (done in December) I tried "yum
> install munin" and
> "yum install munin-node" and both gave me the correct
> The dependencies that are failing you are coming from
> rpmforge. Oddly the
> copy of Munin is also coming from rpmforge.
> yum --enablerepo=base,updates,rpmforge install munin
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