[Yum] Removing obsolete packages from install transaction
skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Wed Nov 22 23:20:04 UTC 2006
On Wed, 2006-11-22 at 11:47 -0800, Ed Swierk wrote:
> In this scenario I have two repositories: an FC4 mirror and a repo
> with homegrown packages. I am using yum (2.4.1) to install a system
> from scratch from these two repos.
> The MySystem package requires all the packages I want on the system,
> including things like initscripts and python as well as other
> homegrown packages. I install the system by running yum install
> Everything is hunky dory, until I decide I want to replace a Fedora
> package like udev with a homegrown one, MyUdev. I drop MyUdev into
> the repo and add it to the MySystem requires. So now things look like
> Requires: initscripts, bash, python, MyUdev, ...
> Requires: udev
> Obsoletes: udev
> Provides: udev
> Now when I run yum install MyUdev, yum tries to install both udev and
> MyUdev, which of course fails due to file conflicts.
> The only way I can convince yum to ignore udev is to explicitly
> install MyUdev, e.g. yum install MySystem MyUdev. But having to list
> a bunch of packages on the command line defeats the purpose of the
> MySystem package.
> Is there some way to convince yum to kick an obsolete package out of
> an install transaction if dependencies are otherwise satisfied?
yes, use a marginally recent version of yum. 2.4.1 didn't do that but
the more recent ones do.
moreover fc4 isn't supported by fedora anymore - you would want to get
to something with security updates. Might I suggest FC6?
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