When performing a “yum update” I received the following error which deals with a library needed by the nfs-utils package on CentOS.

Error: Missing dependency: libevent-1.1a.so.1 is needed by package nfs-utils

On this machine NFS is not needed so I took the following steps to complete the “yum update”.

  1. Remove nfs-utils: First remove nfs-utils by issuing the below command.
  2. yum remove nfs-utils

  3. Now Update Yum: Now proceed with updating your system by typing the below command.
  4. yum update

The issue appears to be with a conflict between yum repos. If your machine requires NFS then work to resolve the repo issue either by excluding nfs-utils from the yum update or forcing it to update via the correct repository.

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