how to have yum prefer one dependency over others

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Mon Sep 19 17:04:01 UTC 2011

tim.lauridsen at wrote:
> <trolling>
> Why don't you just replace rpm, with deb too, while you are at it ?
> </trolling>

* Because dpkg is missing essential RPM features (e.g. file and soname 

* Because replacing RPM essentially means creating a new distribution, 
whereas the depsolver can be easily replaced, and in fact you can even use 
multiple depsolvers on the same machine at the same time (well, you can't do 
the transactions simultaneously, obviously, but you can have both installed 
and use one or the other as you see fit).

Sorry, couldn't resist feeding the troll. ;-)

        Kevin Kofler

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