yum compare_providers explained

May 21, 2010

It has made me grumpy when folks don’t completely explain what yum does when it encounters two pkgs providing the same dep and how it decides which one to use. Today someone called me on complaining about something when I’ve not explained it thoroughly myself.

so:

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/CompareProviders

Thanks to James Antill and Ray Strode for adding clarification and details.

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