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Re: FC3 Want to "downgrade" perl.



On Monday 25 Jul 2005 00:06, neidorff wrote:
> 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.
> > > 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?
>
> 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.

The "--oldpackage" switch with rpm is the key here to roll back to an older 
package safely :)
Anyway goodluck with solving your problem, I guess you have to figure out what 
else has changed.

-Colin
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