[CentOS] Cleaning up some problems

Mon Jul 27 02:32:54 UTC 2009
Sam Drinkard <sam at wa4phy.net>

Mr. X wrote:
> --- On Sun, 7/26/09, Sam Drinkard <sam at wa4phy.net> wrote:
>> From: Sam Drinkard <sam at wa4phy.net>
>> Subject: [CentOS] Cleaning up some problems
>> To: CentOS at centos.org
>> Date: Sunday, July 26, 2009, 6:16 PM
>> Over the past year or so, I've
>> collected several errors that some I have 
>> found the solution for, others, like the one below are
>> quite 
>> befuddling.  I get this one every week when
>> /etc/cron.weekly runs.  What 
>> the heck is the "S" or what it is looking for?  Also,
>> I've checked with 
>> cpan, and according to cpan, it says it doesn't know what
>> NET::DNS is, 
> NET::DNS is a core perl module. You don't want to get any version from CPAN.
> $locate DNS.pm
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi/Net/DNS.pm
Hmmm... I don't have a perl version installed at that location.  I've 
only added a few modules from cpan.  What should I do to resolve this?  
yum erase perl, then reinstall or rpm -e whatever version of perl is 
installed?  I can understand there are some packages that are of the 
i386 flavor instaled on the system from initial install, and probably 
some updates, but are they really necessary?  LIke I have both versions 
of thunderbird, and I believe firefox as well, not to mention some I 
can't remember, but remember seeing them as dependencies or 
standalones.  If it weren't for the LDM data streaming in 24/7, I'd blow 
it all away and start fresh, but I can't afford to lose the LDM data... 
too much to confiigure in the setup and scripts.  Patching and or 
removing offending stuff is my game plan.  BTW, what is wrong with using 
cpan?  I thought they were the most up to date of the perl modules 
available, but I rarely ever see anything perl related in a yum 
update... maybe I just missed it. <sigh>