[CentOS] Yum update conflicts perl-Math-BigInt

Sahil Tandon sahil at tandon.net
Sat Jan 31 02:13:56 UTC 2009


On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, Mark Pryor wrote:

> --- On Fri, 1/30/09, Dan Carl <danc at bluestarshows.com> wrote:
> 
> > From: Dan Carl <danc at bluestarshows.com>
> > Subject: [CentOS] Yum update conflicts perl-Math-BigInt
> > To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
> > Date: Friday, January 30, 2009, 1:13 PM
> > I followed the Wiki instructions for setting up
> > *yum-priorities*.
> > I added the rpmforge repo
> > I installed clamd without a problem.
> > Now when I go to update I get conflicts with
> > perl-Math-BigInt.
> > 
> > Is the only solution to uninstall the base version and then
> > install the 
> > rpmforge version?
> 
> Take a deep breath there... the base version is Perl itself - Math::BigInt
> is a core module in C5.
> 
> I would like to know why the developers of Clamd feel the need to use the
> latest perl-Math-BigInt? Try checking your /var/log/yum.log to see if this
> RPM was installed coincident with Clamd. Perhaps you can exclude it
> somehow.

ClamAV does not need perl-Math-BigInt.  And FWIW, the latter has not been
updated since 21 Apr 2008.

-- 
Sahil Tandon <sahil at tandon.net>


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