[CentOS] Upgrade perl; package conflict

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Sun Jun 29 20:41:07 UTC 2008


Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
>>> Thanks again for your help!!!
>> is it possible that you have extras set at a different priority than 
>> base ... you also have the protectbase installed along with priorities 
>> (not recommended).
>>
>> You should have these settings for [extras], [base] and [updates] 
>> sections in CentOS-Base.repo:
>>
>> priority=1
>> protect=1
>>
>> You should also (after properly configuring your repo files), use 
>> yum-priorities and remove yum-protectbase.
>>
>> _______________________________________________
> 
> Johnny,
>  
> That fixed the problem.  I had the Extras as set to a priority of 2.  I
> also disabled protectbase.  Can you comment about the use "protectbase"
> When should it be used?
> 
> Thank you much for your help!!!

Protectbase is basically priorities with only 2 options ... 1 and 0

Priorities is the same thing with 1 to 99 as options

So, if you need more control than protected and unprotected, then you 
want to use priorities.

Here is more info on each:

http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities

http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/ProtectBase

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