Ignoring yum dependency errors on CentOS

Posted by jason on Feb. 1, 2012, 7:05 a.m.
Tags: centos sysadmin

I have a machine I manage that has the php53* packages installed, and when phpmyadmin needs to be updated, yum craps out, complaining about phpmyadmin needing php-mysql, etc. I have php53-mysql installed, so these types of error can be safely ignored.

To solve the issue, I downloaded the latest phpmyadmin rpm file and updated it manually. Thanks to this page for the solution:

[root@myhost tmp]# rpm -Uvh --nodeps phpmyadmin-

Like the OP says, use with care!