Description of problem:
I believe polymake depends on weird packages that prevent smooth upgrade. I had to use --best --allowerasing, which deleted polymake; I then tried to reinstall polymake which caused a bunch of downgrades, including seemingly unrelated packages such as git, ocaml etc.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: tried this once
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum update --best --allowerasing
Actual results: deleted polymake
Expected results: normal updates
As mentioned, plain yum update did not run because of requirement conflicts.
Created attachment 1672902 [details]
yum update log (mutiple commands, see comment 2)
I include a log of the yum session with the following commands:
$ sudo yum -y update # errors out
$ sudo yum -y update --best --allowerasing # completes, deleting polymake
$ sudo yum -y install polymake # this results in weird downgrades
$ sudo yum -y update --best --allowerasing # doesn't change much, still downgraded packages
$ sudo yum erase polymake # sacrifice polymake to get newest git/perl/etc
$ sudo yum -y update --best --allowerasing # this runs as expected
Please see the explanation in bug 1814716.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1814716 ***