Up2date perl problem package perl-5.8.5-36.el4_6.3 is already installed

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at fsl.com
Mon Feb 23 09:11:56 GMT 2009

Remco Barendse wrote:
> I am running rhel-i386-es-4 and i have a problem running up2date :
> Name                                    Version        Rel
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> perl                                    5.8.5          36.el4_6.3 i386
> Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies...
> RPM package conflict error.  The message was:
> Test install failed because of package conflicts:
> package perl-5.8.5-36.el4_6.3 is already installed

Have you actually checked to see if this is true?

rpm -q perl

If it already is perl-5.8.5-36.el4_6.3; then it's already been installed
and has nothing to do with MailScanner at all - it's up2date that is
wrong; you could try clearing it's cache by nuking the
/var/spool/up2date directory (or moving it to a .saved).


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