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Old 07-14-2014, 03:52 PM   #1
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Perl and perl-base conflicts

Hello, I get a transaction error when I try to install perl-base. I need perl-base in order to run certain other applications. Thanks in advance.

[root@mail /]# yum install perl-base
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * rpmforge:
 * updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package perl-base.noarch 0:2.14-1.el6.rf will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                        Arch                        Version                            Repository                     Size
 perl-base                      noarch                      2.14-1.el6.rf                      rpmforge                       18 k

Transaction Summary
Install       1 Package(s)

Total size: 18 k
Installed size: 25 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test

Transaction Check Error:
  file /usr/share/man/man3/base.3pm.gz from install of perl-base-2.14-1.el6.rf.noarch conflicts with file from package perl-4:5.10.1-136.el6.x86_64
  file /usr/share/man/man3/fields.3pm.gz from install of perl-base-2.14-1.el6.rf.noarch conflicts with file from package perl-4:5.10.1-136.el6.x86_64

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Old 07-14-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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Distribution: Slackware64, xenialpup64, Slacko5.7
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see brianmsu80 here, #8

also /rpmforge/source and do an <Edit>, <Find> on perl-base-2.14-1.rf.src.rpm

In short, compile from source if architecture incompatible -- it will create what you need. (or switch to a non-rpm distro -- lol!)

Last edited by sidzen; 07-14-2014 at 09:43 PM.
Old 07-18-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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Thank you, but as it turns out I don't even need that package. It's an obsolete package which is no longer maintained.



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