[CentOS] Yum: strange dependencies

Wahyu Darmawan wahyu.darmawan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 10:34:45 UTC 2010


On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 5:25 PM, Fajar Priyanto <fajarpri at arinet.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> On Centos 5.4 minimum installation, I tried to install these packages
> (notice the dependencies):
>
> ===================================================================================================================
>  Package                      Arch              Version
>                 Repository            Size
>
> ===================================================================================================================
> Installing:
>  mc                           i386              1:4.6.1a-35.el5
>                 base                 2.1 M
>  mdadm                        i386              2.6.9-2.el5
>                 base                 827 k
>  ntp                          i386
> 4.2.2p1-9.el5.centos.2.1                updates              1.3 M
>  sudo                         i386              1.6.9p17-5.el5
>                 base                 218 k
> Installing for dependencies:
>  exim                         i386              4.63-3.el5
>                 base                 1.2 M
>  mysql                        i386              5.0.77-4.el5_4.1
>                 updates              4.8 M
>  perl                         i386              4:5.8.8-27.el5
>                 base                  12 M
>  perl-DBI                     i386              1.52-2.el5
>                 base                 600 k
>  postgresql-libs              i386              8.1.18-2.el5_4.1
>                 updates              196 k
>
> Transaction Summary
>
> ===================================================================================================================
> Install      9 Package(s)
> Update       0 Package(s)
> Remove       0 Package(s)
>
> Total download size: 23 M
>
> I didn't want all those dependencies, especially exim and mysql. So,
> instead of installing mc, mdadm, ntp, and sudo at the same time, I
> installed them one by one and this time no exim and mysql (mc still
> wanted perl, fine) dependencies. Any thought why was that? Thank you.
> _______________________________________________
>

Sorry mas Fajar,
Can you use 'exclude' for yum command?

Salam,
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