Can't install CentOS 5.2 update?

Scott Silva ssilva at
Wed Jun 25 23:50:02 IST 2008

on 6-25-2008 7:38 AM Dave Jones spake the following:
> A more simple method that I use is:
> # yum -y update (this will fail with the conflicts but download the 
> packages into the yum cache for the rpm --force command below)
> # yum -y update --exclude=perl*
> # cd /var/cache/yum/rpmforge/packages
> # rpm -Uhv --force perl*
This could downgrade a perl module that is needed by mailscanner. You could 
have no problems, and you could have many.

The SAFER method is the first method;
rpm -e perl-IO perl-File-Temp perl-Math-BigInt perl-Math-BigRat perl-bignum

yum update perl

re-install the current (or your preferred) mailscanner version to get the perl 
modules re-installed.
> # reboot  (if needed to get on a new kernel -- or just restart MailScanner)
> You don't have to reinstall MailScanner everytime you get an updated 
> perl module conflict.

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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