[CentOS] rpmforge vs epel

Tue Jun 9 23:38:55 UTC 2015
Always Learning <centos at u64.u22.net>

On Tue, 2015-06-09 at 13:26 -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:

> I've been informed that rpmforge and epel do
> not play well together and that if I use both,
> epel should have the higher (lower numbered) priority.
> Alas I had it the other way around.
> rpmforge messed up my effort to get audacity.
> I no longer need audacity,
> but would like to fix the situation before some other problem crops up.

My proven (it works for me on C5) solution in instances of dependency
conflicts between rpmforge and epel which prevent updates *AND*
rpmforge being the only source for applications you wish to retain:-

(1)  yum remove ....... (application preventing the update)

Yum may delete addition applications you wish to retain.

(2)  disable Dag/rpmforge repo

(3)  enable EPEL repo

(4)  yum install ....... (application removed in (1))

(5)  Disable EPEL repo

(6)  Enable RPMFORGE repo

(7)  yum install ......... (deleted packages from rpmforge you want to

Subsequently I have not experienced problems.


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