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I have a package, for just simplicity, named as 'main1', which depends on 'dependant-package' - in the rpm, there is no version number requirement specified, so in my system, yum installed 'dependant-package 1.0'.

When I got a new package, named as 'main2', which depends on 'dependant-package = 2.0', yum strictly refuse to upgrade this dependant package:

--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: main2.noarch (new-repo)
           Requires: dependant-package = 2.0
           Installed: dependant-package-1.0-1.noarch (old-repo)
               dependant-package = 1.0-1
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

The new packages, and repo looks correct, so not clear what's going on. If I force yum to pick the new repo, interestingly it works:

yum install --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=new-repo  main2

What's going on? Why yum doesn't even try to upgrade?

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