[CentOS] Yum updates vs current packages

Wed Feb 22 18:41:29 UTC 2006
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Bowie Bailey wrote:
> > Sorry if the subject is a bit vague.  I wasn't sure how to
> > summarize this. 
> > 
> > I am building a new server (CentOS4.2) and I am trying to stay with
> > RPM installs as much as possible.  The problem is with packages
> > that I would like to keep more up to date than allowed by the
> > repositories.  This will be a mailserver doing spam and virus
> > checking.  As such, I want SpamAssassin and ClamAV to be as
> > up-to-date as possible.  The current rpm for ClamAV is 6 months and
> > 3 releases behind. 
> where did you look for this clamav rpm ? both rpmforge.net and
> centos.karan.org have clamav which are updated soon after upstream
> release. 

That's a good question...  I'm using yum with dag's repository added.  I
could have sworn that it had an old version when I tried it earlier, but
now I see 0.88.  Ah well.

BTW... Why are the db files packaged separately?  I would think it would
cause confusion if both freshclam and yum are updating the db files.

> I should point out that dag's pkgs at rpmforge.net are packages
> slightly differently from the ones at centos.karan.org - so whichever
> repo you decide to use, stick with that one for clamav ( ref: yum's
> includepkg etc for that .repo file )

Interesting.  I had not looked at your repo.

Your repo does have at least one extra RPM that I was looking for
(perl-Mail-SPF-Query), but yum says it's missing a dependency.

Error: Missing Dependency: perl(Net::CIDR::Lite) >= 0.15 is needed by
package perl-Mail-SPF-Query
Error: Missing Dependency: perl(Net::CIDR::Lite) is needed by package

This doesn't seem to be in any of the repositories.  I found
perl-Net-CIDR, but that doesn't satisfy the dependency.