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

Fri Jul 21 16:10:51 UTC 2017
Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org>

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 05:00:35PM +0100, John Hodrien 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 ;)

Tragically possible. :)

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader