[CentOS] yum upgrade on 3.4 and spamassassin
amilivojevic at pbl.ca
Wed Mar 30 14:39:18 UTC 2005
Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> Francois Caen wrote:
>> If I do a yum upgrade on 2 machines that have
>> perl-Mail-SpamAssassin-3.0.1-1 installed (3rd party rpm, more recent
>> than the CentOS/RHEL one):
>> I will do the following:
>> [update: spamassassin 2.55-3.4.i386]
> If you do "rpm -q spamassassin", what do you get?
BTW, thinking of it more, is your (newer) SpamAssassin RPM called
"spamasassin" or "perl-Mail-SpamAssassin"? If later, than you
introduced inconsistency into your distribution. All packages that
might reference spamassasin in dependencies etc will reference it as
spamassassin, not as perl-Mail-SpamAssassin. Also, yum can't really
deal with same package having different names. As far as yum is
concerned, you do not have "spamassassin" installed on the system. You
have "perl-Mail-SpamAssassin", and for yum, those are two completely
I don't think there is a way to easilly rename RPM package short of
My advice, rebuild perl-Mail-SpamAssassin as "spamassassin". The
easiest way is to fetch SRPM from CentOS 4 or Fedora 3 (both include
version 3.x.x of SpamAssassin). "rpmbuild --rebuild srpm_file.src.rpm"
should work just fine. Remove perl-Mail-SpamAssassin, and install this
new "spamassassin" package.
BTW, hopefully you don't have both spamassassin and
perl-Mail-SpamAssassin installed in parallel?
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