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Re: FC3 Want to "downgrade" perl.



On 7/24/05, Colin J Thomson <colin g6avk demon co uk> wrote:
> 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
I didn't like the force either, but I tried
#rpm --force -ivh blah.rpm
and it didn't work.  At your suggestion, I tried the 'Uvh instead, and
it did.  Of course, that didn't solve my problem.  OK.  It is not a
perl problem.  It is somewhere else.  Time to take this to a
qmailrocks list.
Thank you all for the help,

Mark


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