[CentOS] Centos 7 Adding KDE as extra option

Thu Sep 10 22:21:00 UTC 2015
david <david at daku.org>

At 02:55 PM 9/10/2015, you wrote:
>10/09/2015 23:52, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
>>10/09/2015 21:56, david wrote:
>>>While trying to add a second desktop to my Centos7 installation (I had
>>>GNOME3, wanted to add KDE as an alternate), the install failed:
>>>I use priorities, as follows:
>>>1: base
>>>2: centosplus
>>>3: updates
>>>4: extras
>>>5: cr
>>>6: contrib
>>>7: epel
>>>Can anyone explain this?  or let me know how to get around it?
>>>Rebuilding the server from scratch is definitely possible since this is
>>>a test environment only.
>>you need the same priority for updates as base, since packages in
>>updates update packages in... base  ;-)
>>change updates prio to 1 and you should be good.
>BTW cr should also have prio 1 (same as base and updates) since when 
>it exists it also updates packages in base+updates.

YIKES -- to think I've had that mistake for years since WhiteBox 
Linux and never knewshu.  Lots of other updates happened, and then a 
reboot to use a new Kernel, and finally KDE installed without a hitch.

Yum/Priorities/Repos maintainer:  Maybe there should be a suggestion, 
or "default" setting of priorities that at least does what the above 
suggests, or comments to that effect in the repo files so others 
won't make the same mistake I did.

Thanks a lot