[CentOS] How does yum decide when 2 packages meet a dependency?

Fri Jul 21 16:00:35 UTC 2017
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Fri, 21 Jul 2017, Matthew Miller wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 04:19:20PM +0100, Phil Perry wrote:
>> Say a package has a dependency for libfoo.so.1, and 2 (or more)
>> packages provide libfoo.so.1, how does yum decide which package to
>> install to meet the dependency?
> It has a series of heuristics:
> http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/CompareProviders

That's fabulous.  You mean Phil could have fixed my issue by renaming the
package priiiiiimus so that the name was longer than mesa-libGL ;)