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Re: FC3 Want to "downgrade" perl.



On Sunday 24 Jul 2005 23:18, Blake Thornton wrote:
> > If you don't understand what your problem is, the correct way to fix it
> > is definitely NOT to install or uninstall random packages, and hoping for
> > the best.
> >
> > There is absolutely nothing that qmail needs from Perl.  Whatever your
> > Qmail problem is, it has nothing to do with Perl.
> >
> > Unless, of course, you've hacked a basic Qmail setup with some
> > piggy-backed spaghetti code that might use Perl for some particular
> > purpose.  Yes, then, but only then, would a Perl upgrade _might_ cause
> > something to break.
>
> But you are not answering his question.
>
> Here's what you do, you can either install the old version using the force
> option or you can just uninstall perl (as well as the programs that have
> perl as a dependency) and then install your older version of perl and then
> try to get everything else working again.

Hmmm.. 
I don't like the idea of "force" being suggested,  
I would suggest "rpm -Uvh --oldpackage blah.rpm" would be the better option.. 
assuming the Perl update has caused your problem?

-Colin
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