Say a package has a dependency for libfoo.so.1, and 2 (or more) packages provide libfoo.so.1, how does yum decide which package to install to meet the dependency?
It has a series of heuristics:
That’s fabulous. You mean Phil could have fixed my issue by renaming the package priiiiiimus so that the name was longer than mesa-libGL ;)
Tragically possible. :)
Many thanks Matthew, that’s a great overview.
In this case, working through the logic, it would appear that primus probably won the battle on the basis of pulling in fewer deps than mesa-libGL, but what else is already installed on the system would clearly have an effect here.
Still, nice to know the logic involved.