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Re: Packages where EPEL beats EL

Once upon a time, Mark Chappell <tremble tremble org uk> said:
> The important question would I suppose be what does RPM/Yum do with them...
> I've a nasty feeling it uses lapack by default, but will use atlas for
> dep solving if it's already installed.

Shortest name wins, so atlas gets pulled in (when it doesn't actually
meet a needed dependency).  I would think the bug is in the atlas
packaging; the RPM shouldn't list a shared lib outside the standard
directories as a provide.

This is similar to mrtg vs. perl-SNMP_Session; mrtg has its own private
copy of the SNMP_Session perl modules, but they are found by the
auto-provides (so the RPM lists them).  Then mrtg is a shorter name than
perl-SNMP_Session, so a package requiring "perl(SNMP_Session)" gets a
broken install.

Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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