[CentOS] yum update error - helpful advise please

Fri Feb 17 16:41:14 UTC 2006
Robert Hanson <roberth at abbacomm.net>


i have a certain production www and email server

when i yum update

[root at tst ~]# yum update
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
update                    100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
base                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
addons                    100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package spamassassin.i386 0:3.0.4-1.el4 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: perl-Mail-SpamAssassin = 3.0.2-1 for package:
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: perl-Mail-SpamAssassin = 3.0.2-1 is needed by
package spamassassin-tools

i get this and it dies of course...

now, i have an decent idea of one way to approach dealing with this yet i
wanted to seek the wisdom on the list so that i do not hose the machine

what does the error mean or tell you experts and....

thanks in advance for advise, different approaches, and pointers!

 - rh

Robert Hanson - Abba Communications
   Computer & Internet Services
 (509) 624-7159 - www.abbacomm.net