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Old 03-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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yum taking care of dependencies

Hi guys,

I have been using linux for some time now , but i have a few difficulty in understanding how yum takes care of dependencies . i have set up a yum repo before but i can't understand how it take care of dependencies please help in understanding this.

Thanks in advance .

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Hi vedaprasad,

Yum resolve dependencies using rpm spec file. Every rpm has got a spec file which contains dependency information. When you run yum -install <packagename> it looks at that package's spec file and find out which are the dependecies it need to resolve for installing this packages. Then it queries the repository again to see if those files are available or not. If those are then you get a prompt to saying Y/n to continue the install if you want to.


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