Perl Modules: CPAN vs Yum
Doran L. Barton
fozz at hypermoo.com
Tue Jul 3 10:29:17 MDT 2012
On Monday, July 02, 2012 11:40:39 AM Jacob Albretsen wrote:
> /usr/share/man/man3/Math::BigFloat.3pm.gz from install of perl-Math-
> BigInt-1.997-1.noarch conflicts with file from package
> perl-5.8.8-38.el5.x86_64 file /usr/share/man/man3/Math::BigInt.3pm.gz from
> install of perl-Math- BigInt-1.997-1.noarch conflicts with file from
> package perl-5.8.8-38.el5.x86_64 file
> /usr/share/man/man3/Math::BigInt::Calc.3pm.gz from install of
> perl-Math-BigInt-1.997-1.noarch conflicts with file from package
> file /usr/share/man/man3/Math::BigInt::CalcEmu.3pm.gz from install
> of perl-Math-BigInt-1.997-1.noarch conflicts with file from package
> My reason for updating Math::BigInt is because Math::BigInt::FastCalc
> complains about the version and fails bunches of test. Although, if I
> understand right, Math::BigInt is part of the core modules, and my spidy
> sense tells me messing with those might cause more problems than it
This is one thing that royally sucks about distribution-provided perl RPMs.
They usually contain a number of CPAN modules as 'core' modules. When you
upgrade one of those independently, conflicts arise. I will usually cautiously
force an install of the newer version and cross my fingers.
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