[CentOS] perl woes - perl-file-Temp conflict

Mon Jul 27 21:00:05 UTC 2009
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

Hi all, everytime I play with perl I end up falling on my face.
Yesterday, new perl modules available from rf (my chosen repo for perl, 
perl is excluded from my CentOS-Base), however it did not like an 
already installed perl-File-Temp, so not recalling it was necessary for 
my mail system I removed it and allowed the updates.
Then when I discovered my mail system no longer working (amavisd 
installed as per centos wiki) I tried to re-install - finally using 
--force - but now I have two Temp.pm files and the one I need is not found.
Why is it that perl has this really messy structure and allows multiple 
files / methods of the same name, and thus tripping up the unsuspecting.
Now I'm lost as to how to unwind and remove the necessary files from 
yesterdays update so I can reinstall perl-File-Temp?
the error message :-
Transaction Check Error:
  file /usr/share/man/man3/File::Temp.3pm.gz from install of 
perl-File-Temp-0.22-1.el5.rf.noarch conflicts with file from package 
 From this it appears that the base perl is in conflict, yet yesterdays 
updated perl files were
Jul 26 23:34:17 Updated: perl-DBI-1.609-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:34:22 Updated: perl-Net-DNS-0.65-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:34:35 Updated: perl-HTML-Parser-3.61-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:34:37 Updated: perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib-2.020-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:34:41 Updated: perl-Net-SSLeay-1.35-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:34:42 Installed: perl-Crypt-OpenSSL-RSA-0.25-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:34:43 Updated: 1:perl-Convert-UUlib-1.12-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:34:45 Updated: perl-Digest-SHA1-2.12-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:35:05 Updated: perl-DBD-mysql-4.012-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:35:06 Installed: perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2-2.020-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:35:09 Installed: perl-Digest-SHA-5.47-1.el5.rf.i386
Jul 26 23:35:30 Installed: perl-IO-Compress-2.020-2.el5.rf.noarch
Jul 26 23:35:32 Installed: perl-Mail-DKIM-0.36-1.el5.rf.noarch
Jul 26 23:35:42 Updated: perl-Package-Constants-0.02-1.el5.rf.noarch
Jul 26 23:35:43 Updated: perl-IO-Socket-SSL-1.26-1.el5.rf.noarch
Jul 26 23:36:52 Updated: perl-IO-Zlib-1.10-1.el5.rf.noarch
Jul 26 23:39:05 Erased: perl-Compress-Zlib
Jul 26 23:39:05 Erased: perl-IO-Compress-Base
Jul 26 23:39:06 Erased: perl-IO-Compress-Zlib

So how do I rewind and get it straight?
lost in the maze of perls
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