SuSE 9 install problem

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Feb 27 09:41:24 GMT 2004

At 00:40 27/02/2004, you wrote:
>The perl-MIME-tools need to be added to the list of dependancies checked
>for in
>I'm running two SuSE machines.
>One of them is "SuSE Linux Standard Server 8.0"
>The other is "SuSE Linux 9.0" (It's a boxed SuSE LINUX Professional version)
>When installing from the gzipped RPM version
>The install process works fine w/ SuSE 8.0
>(It asks me to install pre-requisites, and run
>On SuSE 9.0, it doesn't ask me to run
>(after having problems, I did anyway. I'm not sure if it helped or not)
>But... w/ SuSE 9, I got an error message when the install script was
>The error was:
>>error: Failed build dependancies:
>>   perl >= 0:5.00503 is needed by perl-Net-CIDR-0.08-2
>SuSE 9 uses perl v5.8.1, and it's installed by default.
>So... that's not the problem.
>It turns out that perl-Net-CIDR-0.08-2 requires the MIME/ module
>from perl-MIME-tools. that package is not part of the default install for
>SuSE 9.0.
>perl-MIME-tools-5.411a-272.i586.rpm IS included on disk 4 of that distro
>(If anyone's looking for it)

Beware that there are 4 important security patches to perl-MIME-tools,
which SuSE probably haven't got. Try to use the versions from my
distribution, even if you have to
./ --nodeps
to get them to install.
Julian Field
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