[CentOS] Re: perl 5.8.5-36.el4_5.2

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Nov 21 23:11:14 UTC 2007

on 11/21/2007 3:07 PM Tom spake the following:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> on 11/16/2007 7:46 AM Theo Band spake the following:
>>> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>> Tom wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> Since upgrading to perl 5.8.5-36.el4_5.2 I have had no end of 
>>>>> problems,
>>>>> starting with needing compress::zlib which I got from rpmforge, then I
>>>>> had to reinstall scalar::util to get mailscanner working but now I 
>>>>> can't
>>>>> install or upgrade any perl modules.
>>>>> Has anyone else had problems or can someone tell me what I've done 
>>>>> wrong
>>>>> please?
>>>>> regards
>>>>> tom
>>>> OK ... I want to make something PERFECTLY CLEAR ...
>>>> Using CPAN installed modules is NOT supported while using a Package
>>>> Management system like RPM.
>>>> You should NOT use CPAN to install perl modules, nor should you use 
>>>> pear
>>>> to install pear modules.
>>>> That is because when you reinstall php-pear or perl, you will loose
>>>> these items that are updated/installed in any way other than via RPMS.
>>>> If you are using CentOS. then you need to get all your perl modules and
>>>> pear modules via RPM.  If you need something, it should probably exist
>>>> either at RPMForge, at KBS-Centos-Extras, at EPEL or in the worst case
>>>> condition, take one of the other modules that does exist and use it to
>>>> create the module.
>>>> Also, look in Fedora 6.7.8 and see if you can get an SRPM to make your
>>>> modules.
>>>> If you don't ... when perl or php-pear are upgraded, your install will
>>>> absolutely, positively, beyond any and all shadow of doubt be BROKEN.
>>>> (BTW, this is not to Tom .. but to the whole list ... DON'T INSTALL 
>>>> CRAP
>>>> FROM CPAN !!!!!!!!)
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Johnny Hughes
>>> Ok, loud and clear.
>>> What's the best way to revert back if a mess has been created. I tried
>>> to install bugzilla on a Centos4.5 server but did not succeed. I now run
>>> bugzilla on a Fedora installation instead. The bugzilla installation
>>> suggested to install all kind of needed perl modules using CPAN.
>>> So what's the best procedure to revert back the perl installation and
>>> maintain it with yum?
>>> I checked with rpm -V perl-5.8.5-36.el4_5.2.i386 and see a lot of
>>> modified files. An uninstall is going to remove 266 packages, so
>>> re-install is not a good option I guess. Yum upgrade/install will not
>>> work, since the package is already installed of course.
>>> Thanks for your help, and I shall never use CPAN again, never I 
>>> promise.....
>>> Cheers,
>>> Theo
>> You could try rpm -Uvh --replacefiles and see if it fixes it
> Thanks for the heads up Johnny, I ended up manually removing as many 
> cpan modules 1 by 1 that I could find rpm's for and installing the 
> appropriate rpm's. There are still quite a few cpan modules that don't 
> have rpm's but I now have everything fixed :)
> tom
You can also try cpan2rpm and make your own. Or look at dag.wieers.com or 
atrpms.net. As long as they are in the database, there is less chance of 
things getting corrupted.

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