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I'm trying to install winswitch on CentOs 6. It requires 'nxagent'. But in centos, the package name is 'nx'. Is there a way to tell yum to skip checking the 'nxagent' dependency (i installed 'nx' already)? Specifying --skip-broken skips the whole thing

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Generally yum dont have option to ignore single package from dep. Option --skip-broken ignore all unresolved dependences. You can try "yum --exclude=packagename" but it exclude a specific package by name or glob from updates on all repositories not from deps.

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yum --exclude doesn't work on dependencies – DrStrangepork Feb 18 '15 at 0:14
@DrStrangepork yes I know I wrote that in my answer – B14D3 Feb 18 '15 at 6:38
Sorry, I can't undo my downvote. :( – DrStrangepork Feb 18 '15 at 17:20
You can always upvote ;) @DrStrangepork – B14D3 Feb 19 '15 at 10:01
Neither --exclude nor --skip-broken helps bypass one or more dependencies in the way that rpm --nodeps does. – A-B-B Apr 1 '15 at 20:58

The rpm command has the --nodeps option that you can use. The following command will install or update the package ignoring dependencies but automatically looking up the download URL from your repositories.

rpm -Uvh --nodeps $(repoquery --location winswitch)

After that, a regular "yum update" will likely succeed without dependency errors.

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Fire this command line then go to ZzZz

yum install -y *python* --exclude=samba --exclude=python-functest --exclude=python-libturpial --exclude=python-rest-client --exclude=python-twitter --skip-broken

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