[CentOS] Perl package problems

Thu Dec 15 19:39:30 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/15/2011 01:27 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 10:24 AM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs> wrote:
>> You can keep all desired repositories enabled as long as you have
>> yum-plugin-priorities installed and keep third-party repositories with
>> lesser priority (larger number). Like base=1, epel=2, repoforge=3,
>> rpmfusion-* =3, etc.
> Does this always do what you want when things appear in different
> repos?  Like something you have installed from extras being added
> later to EPEL, etc.?
Obviously not ...

If you actually want something from a lower rated repo, you must add an:


in the higher rated repo.  That in effect no longer looks for the
package in the higher rated repo and gets it from the next one down the

Since all repos do not test the others for interactivity, and since
every user might have different repos than everyone else (including
local ones, etc.) ... there is no one size fits all solution for adding
more than just the base repos.

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