[CentOS] Yum strangeness

Sam Drinkard sam at wa4phy.net
Fri Jul 18 13:06:07 UTC 2008

Hi all,

    I was about to do an update on my server, but looking at what the 
output was and here's the output from the beginning with other parts 
left off.  I currently don't even have the clamav server installed, but 
am using the 0.93  version of clamav-milter.
I've never seen yum throw in so many packages that aren't even 
installed.  I understand the dependencies has to be met, and such, but 
why is yum trying to install older version of clamav?  Perhaps I missed 
something, but don't think so.

Many thanks,


Here is the output from  yum update

 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
 clamav-data             i386       0.88.2-2.el4.kb  kbs-CentOS-Extras  
4.1 M
     replacing  clamav-db.i386 0.93.1-1.el4.rf

 clamav-server           i386       0.88.2-2.el4.kb  kbs-CentOS-Extras   
48 k
     replacing  clamd.i386 0.93.1-1.el4.rf

 kernel                  i686       2.6.9-67.0.20.EL  update             
12 M
 kernel-devel            i686       2.6.9-67.0.20.EL  update            
3.9 M
 autofs                  i386       1:4.1.3-231.el4_6.2  
update            264 k
 bind                    i386       20:9.2.4-28.0.1.el4  
update            581 k
 bind-chroot             i386       20:9.2.4-28.0.1.el4  
update             35 k
 bind-libs               i386       20:9.2.4-28.0.1.el4  
update            567 k
 bind-utils              i386       20:9.2.4-28.0.1.el4  
update            141 k
 bluez-libs              i386       2.10-3           update             39 k
 bluez-utils             i386       2.10-2.4         update            150 k
 caching-nameserver      noarch     7.3-3.0.1.el4_6  update             22 k
 clamav                  i386       0.93.3-1.el4.rf  rpmforge          1.3 M
 clamav-milter           i386       0.93.3-1.el4.rf  rpmforge           76 k
 firefox                 i386  
update             15 M
 freetype                i386       2.1.9-8.el4.6    update            764 k
 freetype-devel          i386       2.1.9-8.el4.6    update            533 k
 kernel-hugemem-devel    i686       2.6.9-67.0.20.EL  update            
3.9 M
 kernel-smp-devel        i686       2.6.9-67.0.20.EL  update            
3.9 M
 openldap                i386       2.2.13-8.el4_6.5  update            
237 k
 openldap-clients        i386       2.2.13-8.el4_6.5  update            
121 k
 openldap-devel          i386       2.2.13-8.el4_6.5  update            
1.3 M
 perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib  i386       2.011-1.el4.rf   rpmforge          158 k
 perl-IO-Compress-Base   noarch     2.011-1.el4.rf   rpmforge           55 k
 perl-IO-Compress-Zlib   noarch     2.011-1.el4.rf   rpmforge          140 k
 php                     i386       4.3.9-3.22.12    update            1.3 M
 php-ldap                i386       4.3.9-3.22.12    update             36 k
 php-mysql               i386       4.3.9-3.22.12    update             37 k
 php-pear                i386       4.3.9-3.22.12    update            481 k
 procps                  i386       3.2.3-8.9.el4_6.1  update            
189 k
 seamonkey               i386       1.0.9-16.4.el4.centos  
update            8.7 M
 seamonkey-nspr          i386       1.0.9-16.4.el4.centos  
update            101 k
 seamonkey-nss           i386       1.0.9-16.4.el4.centos  
update            745 k
 selinux-policy-targeted  noarch     1.17.30-2.150.el4  
update            125 k
Installing for dependencies:
 clamav-lib              i386       0.88.2-2.el4.kb  kbs-CentOS-Extras  
144 k
Updating for dependencies:
 clamav-db               i386       0.93.3-1.el4.rf  rpmforge           15 M
 clamd                   i386       0.93.3-1.el4.rf  rpmforge           82 k

Transaction Summary
Install      5 Package(s)
Update      32 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)
Total download size: 76 M
Is this ok [y/N]: n
Exiting on user Command

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