how to have yum prefer one dependency over others

Jef Spaleta jspaleta at
Fri Sep 16 19:18:49 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 11:10 AM, seth vidal <skvidal at>wrote:

> As a point of fact we added a depsolving plugin hook for
> compare_providers over a year ago into the yum codebase.
> Specifically so anyone could do fun and exciting additions to
> compare_providers and/or request user input on the decisions.
> Excellent.

If Richard were to code up his alternative depsolver using those hooks. I'm
more than happy to log all my yum transactions using the default and
alternative depsolving rules so we can get some concrete examples of
transaction divergence over a range of interactions.

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