On 07/18/2017 04:07 PM, Claessen, Paul wrote:
While testing a script that installs packages, I ran into a situation
where I seem to have to (or can) install the epel package twice in a
row (and get different results).
This may actually be a package handler (rpm, yum) issue, but it only
happens with epel-release, so maybe someone in the epel community can
explain this to me.
the first time you installed the package shipped by centos in the extras
repository. this one is version 7.9
once it was installed, the package brought in the path to the EPEL
repository. when you ran yum update, you retrieved and installed the
newer version that is shipped in EPEL.