[kwlug-disc] RedHat yum dependency handling

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Feb 11 16:43:20 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 3:45 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Sorry ... have to ask ...
> Has any cursing in Arabic happened thus far?

Not so much. I decided to seek help first.

In the Debian world I have *never* added any repository on a server. The
beauty of Debian Ubuntu is that I don't have to deal with all this:
everything is in the default repositories and everything work with
everything happily.

On the desktop, I went outside the default repositories, to add certain
specific proprietary products (Opera, Skype and Chromium). One repository
for each product. But that is it.

To those using Debian/Ubuntu, this is just natural expectations. Nothing
special: a comprehensive repository set, and excellent dependencies.

This is a typical web host server that is RedHat RHEL5 or CentOS5, so not an
odd configuration by any means. It is what hosting companies have out there.

So, I am willing to give CentOS/RedHat yum a shot, and so far John V has
been *really* helpful. The outcome is still undecided though. So, let us
defer the cursing till later ...
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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