[users] perl-MIME-Base64 upgrade problem
dag at wieers.com
Thu Oct 11 10:49:32 CEST 2007
On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Tomáš Lašťovička wrote:
> Oops, I've sent this reply by mistake only to Dag, so once again...
> Dne st 10. října 2007 Dag Wieers napsal(a):
> > Yes, perl-MIME-Base64 is part of the base perl package and as such there
> > is no point in installing it. So for now I would say, do not do that :)
> Many thanks... I have discovered what caused the problem...
> The machine is a server which was configured by three people and one of them
> compiled perl rpms by hand to satisfy mailscanner... Indeed he didn't know
> anything about yum configuration on that particular machine and his linux
> skills are focused towards Debian anyway...
> Later investigation took me to evil install.sh script in Mailscanner, which
> attempts to install some rpm packages with --force parameter. Is there some
> chance to add Mailscanner to rpmforge as someone suggested last week?
> Thanks for your help.
In a Unix sysadmin departement you have to set some rules, and one of the
important rules should be:
Use packages for everything
Even for Debian this should be a rule :)
(Of course for practical reasons sometimes you have to make exceptions,
especially with proprietary software it can be hard or even impossible to
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