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

Remco Barendse mailscanner at barendse.to
Mon Feb 23 16:31:39 GMT 2009

On Mon, 23 Feb 2009, Steve Freegard wrote:

> 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).

Yes i did, and the new perl version is indeed already installed.

I already tried nuking the /var/spool/up2date and i also nuked the rpm 
database and rebuilt it. Same story...

I don't know why up2date keeps pushing this update :(

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