Perl updates via yum

Jason Bertoch jason at
Wed Nov 14 13:38:02 UTC 2007

On Wednesday, November 14, 2007 6:48 AM Dave Mitchell wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 03:35:53PM -0800, Geoffrey Leach wrote:
>>> 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.  
>>> 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. 
> The OP's problem seems to be that architecture has got the kernel name
> included in it for some reason, ie
> archname=i386-linux-thread-multi-2.6.20-1.3001.fc6xen)
>     instead of
> archname=i386-linux-thread-multi
> which is very wrong, and will break CPAN modules on every kernel
> update. 
> Jason, what does perl -V show you?

I was forced into compiling perl from source to fix the issue.  We've all
fat-fingered something, but those updating the repositories need to be _way_
more careful than that.

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