Red Hat EL 5 perl Update perl-5.8.8-10.el5_0.2

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Wed Nov 7 01:19:57 GMT 2007

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Götz Reinicke wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd wanted to update my Mailscanner 4.63.8 secured Red Hat 5 mailserver
> with the latest perl (perl-5.8.8-10.el5_0.2) rpm from Red Hat, but there
> are a lot of conflicts with file from package installed by Mailscanner.
> e.g.: perl-Test-Simple-0.70-1, perl-Sys-Syslog-0.18-1, perl-bignum.
> So what may I do? Force the update of the Red Hat perl.rpm?
> Any suggestions??
> Thanks for hints and tips and for Mailscanner anyway!

My approach was to pick the mailscanner rpm out of the total installer.
Then see what it started to nag about when I try to install it manually
and install all the additional packages from rpmforge.

In effect it means one has to skip the use of the install script on
Centos 5 and do a few things by hand. But it prevented me from getting
any conflicts like you show now.

I find the use of the --force option not a good way. Granted it is not
as bad as `make love --force` but still ....

Hmm. after this double shift I will go to bed now and see if I can make
the few changes to the mailscanner spc file so it works with rpmforge
later this week.


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