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Old 09-24-2002, 07:31 AM   #1
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Question Mandrake 8.2 / rpm / perl 5.8.0-13mdk

Fresh re-install of 8.2 (trying to be funny with Mesa and an inadequate chipset... don't ask...). KDE ahem. KDE hates life, right out of the box, we all know that. I stopped using it and went to Gnome and rpmdrake and its friends work much better now, even when invoked from the commandline.

The problem is perl-base and things that use it. Current install:


attempting to install


When using the GUI it tells me already installed. Huh? From the commandline:

]# rpm -iv --replacepkgs perl-base-5.8.0-13mdk.i586.rpm
Preparing blah
file /usr/bin/perl5 from install of perl-base-5.8blah conflicts with file from package perl-base-5.6blah
file /usr/bin/suidperl from blah blah same thing.

Idon'tgetit. Before i throw caution to the penguin and use force, can anyone think of any reason why I shouldn't?

Last edited by spacefiddle; 09-24-2002 at 07:32 AM.
Old 09-24-2002, 07:59 AM   #2
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Don't use the force, luke breaks EVERYTHING. Ok, so i was impatient. DLing and manually reinstalling the older perl (and then rebuilddb just to be safe...) fixed everything. Is there any way to SAFEly upgrade the silly ting without selecting to update EVERYTHING AT ONCE (i really, really don't like trying that, even *with* broadband...).

---i just noticed i typoed the subject of the thread. afaik there is no perl 5.9 yet... i corrected post title, but thread name remains the same. Ah well.

Last edited by spacefiddle; 09-24-2002 at 08:00 AM.
Old 09-24-2002, 11:05 AM   #3
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rpm {-F|--freshen} [install-options] PACKAGE_FILE ...

This will upgrade packages, but only if an earlier version
currently exists. The PACKAGE_FILE may be specified as an
ftp or http URL, in which case the package will be down_
loaded before being installed. See FTP/HTTP OPTIONS for
information on rpm's internal ftp and http client support.
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