Got a real nightmare on my hands installing the newest

Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue Oct 13 15:48:00 IST 2009

On 13/10/2009 15:40, Steve Campbell wrote:
> Dimitri Yioulos wrote:
>> On Monday 12 October 2009 3:53:13 pm Steve Campbell wrote:
>>>>> I just tried updating MS on a Centos 3 box.
>>>>> Seems like a lot of the perl modules need
>>>>> perl-5.8.1, while the latest perl for Centos
>>>>> 3 is only 5.8.0-94, so a lot of stuff
>>>>> failed, along with MS.
>>>>> I started installing what was needed with
>>>>> rpmbuild, but got into the dependency
>>>>> circle, so I tried going back a to MS 4.72.
>>>>> Now a lot of the modules were deleted by the
>>>>> new stuff and I'm not sure that they weren't
>>>>> just ignored in the 4.72 install.
>>>>> Anyone got a suggestion for me who has done
>>>>> the Centos 3 install?
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> steve campbell
>> I, too, am still using CentOS 3 as my mail server platform, and I, 
>> too, ran into the problems you describe.  I'm running the same perl 
>> version as you, as well.  IIRC, I updated all of the perl modules 
>> that MS uses (from Dag repository), then installed MS from the RPM 
>> itself.  It worked/is still working great.
>> HTH.
>> Dimitri
> Dimitri,
> How did you get around the Perl 5.8.1 dependency of some of the 
> modules? Doesn't it still complain and fail even with the non-Dag 
> stuff? I have the rpmforge repo on this system. Is Dag and rpmforge 
> still the same? Think I'll try your way another day.
> I got my system back by running an older version upgrade, then moving 
> back to the version I started with. Seems that older versions didn't 
> remove things, and if the new perl module failed, it could still work 
> OK, but the newer install tends to remove things first. If that hadn't 
> worked, I was going to do a restore of the entire server from last 
> week. I'm still a little worried I might not have something that's not 
> just right.
You can do "./ --inturn" which will remove and then reinstall 
each module in turn. You can do "./ --help" to get all the 
command-line options.


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