Perl updates via yum

Geoffrey Leach geoff at
Tue Nov 13 23:35:53 UTC 2007

On 11/13/07 08:55:15, Jason Bertoch wrote:
> Hi, I'm running Fedora 7 and this morning yum wanted to update 
> several
> Perl
> packages.  After applying the update, I've been living a nightmare
> with
> mismatched version numbers.  It seems that someone may be working on
> it because
> another release became available, but there are still a number of
> problems.  The
> current version available is perl-5.8.8-26 which seems to be built 
> for
> the
> 2.6.20-1.3002.fc6xen architecture.  Attempting to update any other
> modules via
> CPAN throws the following error.  Any ideas on when this will be
> fixed, or how I
> can repair it myself?  My mail system relies heavily on Perl and it's
> down as a
> result.
> Error:  Errno architecture (i386-linux-thread-
> multi-2.6.20-1.3001.fc6xen)
> does
> not match executable architecture (i386-linux-thread-
> multi-2.6.20-1.3002.fc6xen)
> at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/ line 11.

I've done the same thing without experiencing problems. 

%rpm -q perl

perl -V 
Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 8 subversion 8) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.6.20-1.3002.fc6xen, archname=i386-linux-
    uname='linux 2.6.20-1.3002.fc6xen #1 
smp mon aug 13 14:21:21 edt 2007 i686 athlon i386 gnulinux '

Perhaps a reinstall of perl?

FWIW, I'm experiencing a different problem with CPAN, started without 
any obvious connection to anything, and before the update.

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