python-turbojson from EPEL trying to upgrade CentOS 6 rpm

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Thu Aug 4 17:45:33 UTC 2011

On Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:50:36 +0100
Pthagonal <pthagonal at> wrote:

> I have a CentOS 6 test server, and have added the EPEL repo in order
> to add yum-cron - that has all gone fine & dandy so far - big thanks
> to everyone for their hard work.
> Two days ago, yum-cron notified me that python-turbojson.noarch
> 1.3-3el6 was available as an EPEL update - but it is trying to update
> python-turbojson-1.2.1-8.1.el6.noarch that was shipped in CentOS 6.
> Is this expected behaviour?  I'm used to using DAG and rpmforge in
> the past on CentOS 4/5, and using includepkgs to limit changes to
> only those needed for the specific packages I'm trying to add to the
> o/s.  Somewhere in the dark recesses of my memory, I thought that the
> idea of EPEL was not to tamper with the original o/s - indeed I was
> pleased to see that on initial hookup of the repo it wasn't trying to
> upgrade any centos rpms. I expect my memory is wrong!

This is not expected. ;( 

There should not be a newer one in epel. ;( 

I will try and track down whats going on and get that version removed. 

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