In CentOS 7.9, when attempting to use the 470 stable branch instead of the latest along with the
kmod-nvidia-latest-dkms gets deployed and causes
yum update to fail since it wants to upgrade from the stack deployed by
nvidia-driver-branch-470. Clearly we can work around this by using
yum update --exclude=kmod-nvidia-latest-dkms each time, but it would be logical for
nvidia-driver-branch-470 to satisfy any dependency on
kmod-nvidia-latest. Some of us can’t run the latest driver branch.
yum remove kmod-nvidia-latest-dkms will cause the following packages to be removed, so likely some dependency issues to work out with the rpm
cuda-11-0 ... nvidia-driver-branch-470 ...
$ sudo yum update ... NVIDIA: No kernel module package kmod-nvidia-latest for kernel-3.10.0-1160.59.1.el7.x86_64 and 3:nvidia-driver-latest-510.47.03-1.el7.x86_64 found. Ignoring the new kernel Error: nvidia-driver-latest conflicts with 3:nvidia-driver-branch-470-470.103.01-1.el7.x86_64 Error: nvidia-driver-branch-470 conflicts with 3:nvidia-driver-latest-510.47.03-1.el7.x86_64 ...