CentOS-5 and Perl

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Nov 8 18:18:54 GMT 2008

Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
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> Michael St. Laurent wrote:
>> So, has a good workaround been found for the file conflicts with the
>> Perl package?  Every time I do a MailScanner update I see a bunch of
>> messages such as "file /usr/bin/instmodsh from install of
>> perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.32-1 conflicts with file from package
>> perl-5.8.8-10.el5_2.3"  Likewise, when I do a yum update and there is a
>> new perl package available I do the clunky uninstall, update perl, then
>> reinstall workaround.
The "clunky uninstall" is actually only about 4 modules. And the 
"./install.sh fast" makes the re-install only take a couple of minutes. 
It's not *that* bad, considering how infrequent Perl updates are.


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