Why is yum trying to install the wrong version of node.js?
This appears to have been a cache issue, though it's unclear what went wrong. After some conversation with the poster in chat, running
yum clean all fixed the issue.
The poster noted the following:
[[email protected] yum]# ls /var/cache/yum/x86_64/7/nodesource/packages nodejs-0.10.42-1nodesource.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm [[email protected] yum]# yum clean all [[email protected] yum]# ls /var/cache/yum/x86_64/7/nodesource/packages [[email protected] yum]# yum install -y nodejs .... much terminal output during successful install [[email protected] yum]# node --version v5.6.0
yum clean all deleted the obsolete package that had been stored in the cache.
I don't have sufficient knowledge or experience of Red Hat based distributions to say what went wrong here, so will refrain from commenting further.
Here's what I had to do...
First, remove the nodejs package installed from the EPEL:
sudo yum remove nodejs
List your yum repos:
Here's what my node repo entry looked like:
nodesource/x86_64 Node.js Packages for Enterprise Linux 7 - x86_64
If you're curious, list the packages in the node repo:
yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="nodesource" list available
Then execute the yum install using only the node repo:
yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="nodesource" install nodejs
My suspicion is that there's something about the numbering scheme used in the node repo that doesn't present nodejs as a replacement for the package in the EPEL repo, but that's just a guess.