[CentOS] yum update error

Mon Oct 11 13:13:53 UTC 2010
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

> For some reason all the perl man pages cause yum errors  like
> -------------------------------------
> Transaction Check  Error:
>   file /usr/share/man/man1/c2ph.1.gz from install of
>    perl-5.8.8-32.el5_5.2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package
>    perl-5.8.8-32.el5_5.1.i386
> -------------------------------------
> 1. I  don't really see how the man pages can cause conflicts;
> 2. More importantly,  how should I deal with this?

Simply because both packages contain several identical (as in filepath) files...
You try to install two versions of the perl package at the same time.
You have an old i386 version and try to install a newer x86_64.
I think I would remove the old i386 version and install the newer x86_64.