Fedora Core 11 & Mailscanner Install Fails

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Aug 5 09:56:50 IST 2009

On 04/08/2009 23:39, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
> Hi!
>>> Try the MailScanner install with the rpm -e stuff disabled in the 
>>> install script.
>> But that is only triggered if the version of MailScanner currently 
>> installed is less than 4.76.11.
>> Are you upgrading from a version before 4.76.11?
> The last stable and the last beta.
>>> If i do this with MailScanner current on a Fedora 11 it breaks the 
>>> complete install. It will remove a lot of perl packages before it 
>>> starts installing (rpm -e) and then you get stuff like this.
>> Because the RPMs are totally different beyond 4.76.11 than they were 
>> before it, so the old ones have to be removed to force the 
>> installation of the new ones. Otherwise you won't be able to "yum 
>> upgrade" your system due to clashes between some of the perl-* RPMs 
>> and the perl RPM itself. 4.76.11 was the point at which I fixed all 
>> of that, so earlier ones have to be removed.
> Yes but you remove all RPM's every time. And if the install fails you 
> have a broken system. Even cpan doesnt function anymore after a 
> failled install since it simple rpm -e's all it wants :)
I think I have finally worked out a solution to this problem. If I do 
need to remove an RPM (and sometimes I do), then I only remove the RPM 
if I installed it in the first place. If it wasn't built as part of a 
MailScanner installation, it is left well alone.

See 4.78.7.


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