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Centos 7 Adding KDE as extra option

Folks

While trying to add a second desktop to my Centos7 installation (I
had GNOME3, wanted to add KDE as an alternate), the install failed:

Trying the --skip-broken option gave a large set of protected
multilib version errors, so it didn't work either.
The following is the repo list:

I use priorities, as follows:

1: base
2: centosplus
3: updates
4: extras
5: cr
6: contrib
7: epel

Can anyone explain this? or let me know how to get around
it? Rebuilding the server from scratch is definitely possible since
this is a test environment only.

Thanks

David

Comments

Re: Centos 7 Adding KDE as extra option

By Nicolas Thierry-Mieg at 09/10/2015 - 17:52

10/09/2015 21:56, david wrote:

you need the same priority for updates as base, since packages in
updates update packages in... base ;-)
change updates prio to 1 and you should be good.

Re: Centos 7 Adding KDE as extra option

By Nicolas Thierry-Mieg at 09/10/2015 - 17:55

10/09/2015 23:52, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
BTW cr should also have prio 1 (same as base and updates) since when it
exists it also updates packages in base+updates.

Re: Centos 7 Adding KDE as extra option

By David at 09/10/2015 - 18:21

At 02:55 PM 9/10/2015, you wrote:

YIKES -- to think I've had that mistake for years since WhiteBox
Linux and never knewshu. Lots of other updates happened, and then a
reboot to use a new Kernel, and finally KDE installed without a hitch.

Yum/Priorities/Repos maintainer: Maybe there should be a suggestion,
or "default" setting of priorities that at least does what the above
suggests, or comments to that effect in the repo files so others
won't make the same mistake I did.

Thanks a lot

David