[CentOS] rpmforge, perl-dbd-mysql, yum, priorities, centos, and you

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Wed Oct 8 22:19:58 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-10-08 at 10:40 -0700, Joe Pruett wrote:
> rpmforge has just released a new perl-DBD-mysql for el4 that has an 
> obsoletes against perl-DBD-MySQL and the protectbase yum plugin doesn't 
> grok obsoletes.  the priorities plugin does.  so if you are having issues 
> with this, install the yum-plugin-priorities first, make sure that the 
> CentOS-Base repo is priority 1 and the rpmforge repo is priority 2 or 
> higher (99 is the default).
> also, i'd like to suggest that the priorities plugin be made added to the 
> base install and that the centos-base repos be configured with priority 1. 
> it looks like c4 has the priority setting, but c5 doesn't and neither have 
> the plugin installed.  it seems like this would create a little more 
> stable setup for people when they start adding other repos.

Anything like this would probably have to be an upstream thing.  But it
would probably be a good idea for people to put this into their
kickstart configs...


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