[CentOS] Identical yum configs, different results

Mon Mar 9 23:53:27 UTC 2009
Mark Pryor <tlviewer at yahoo.com>

--- On Mon, 3/9/09, Rob Hutten <rhutten at flagstonere.bm> wrote:

> From: Rob Hutten <rhutten at flagstonere.bm>
> Subject: [CentOS] Identical yum configs, different results
> To: centos at centos.org
> Date: Monday, March 9, 2009, 4:21 PM
> Hi all,
> I have two new Centos 5.2 servers ("drizzle" and
> "fog"), both ROCKS headnodes installed from the
> same rolls.  Identical `uname -a' output
> (2.6.18-92.1.13.el5, x86_64 etc), identical yum versions
> (Version: 3.2.8 Release: 9.el5.centos.1) with identical
> yum.conf files and identical repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d.
> To simplify things I've disabled all repos except the
> centos base on both servers:

>     [root at fog yum.repos.d]# yum info octave

the info that you showed for "dizzle" appears to be from
epel. So try

#yum install octave --enablerepo=epel