[CentOS] Yum excluding packages I need

Fri Jan 11 17:20:27 UTC 2019
Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk>

On Fri, 2019-01-11 at 11:41 -0500, mark wrote:
> C7, and I did a yum update --disableexcludes=all, and yet it's telling me
> [nvidia]: excluding kmod-nvidia-410.66-1.el7_5.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding kmod-nvidia-410.73-1.el7_5.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding kmod-nvidia-410.73-2.el7_6.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding kmod-nvidia-410.78-1.el7_6.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding kmod-nvidia-410.93-1.el7_6.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-410.66-1.el7_5.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-410.73-1.el7_5.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-410.78-1.el7_6.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-410.78-2.el7_6.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-410.93-1.el7_6.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-32bit-410.66-1.el7_5.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-32bit-410.73-1.el7_5.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-32bit-410.78-1.el7_6.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-libs-410.78-2.el7_6.elrepo.i686
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-libs-410.78-2.el7_6.elrepo.x86_64
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-libs-410.93-1.el7_6.elrepo.i686
> [nvidia]: excluding nvidia-x11-drv-libs-410.93-1.el7_6.elrepo.x86_64
> Even with a -vvv flag, it doesn't tell me why it's excluding them.
> Clues for the poor?
The nvidia yum plugin decides which version of the drivers is suitable
for the installed video card.  Nvidia often drops support for "older"
hardware so the most recent driver may not be suitable for your
specific card.