[CentOS] yum dependency problem

Sat Apr 5 03:08:53 UTC 2008
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 9:06 PM, fred smith
<fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:

>  =============================================================================
>   Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
>  =============================================================================
>  Updating:
>   openoffice.org-base     i386       1:2.0.4-5.4.25   updates           868 k

>  what I'd like to know is why does it think it needs to update all those
>  openoffice packages? They don't exist on the machine anymore, I removed
>  all of 'em.

The upstream and CentOS openoffice packages provide the same files and
use an epoch value ( the 1: in the version string you see above)
This value is basically rpm's way of forcing a lower version number to
be considered an upgrade.

>  How can I get it to stop doing this?

You'll have to add an exclude=openoffice* line to your yum.conf or
base and updates repositories.

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