[users] perl-XML-SAX

Massimo Sgaravatto - INFN Padova massimo.sgaravatto at pd.infn.it
Sat Nov 27 17:39:15 CET 2010

On Sat, 27 Nov 2010, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:

> Massimo Sgaravatto - INFN Padova wrote:
>> I am running a Scientific Linux 4 (SL4) i386 box where I need to install
>> a package which needs perl-XML-Simple.
>> This SL4 box is using this DAG yum repo:
>> http://ftp1.scientificlinux.org/linux/extra/dag/redhat/el4/en/i386/dag/RPMS
>> which as far I understand is a mirror of the rpmforge repo
>> We are not able to install anymore that package because of:
>> Missing Dependency: perl(XML::SAX) >= 0.15 is needed by package
>> perl-XML-Simple
>> Indeed it looks like that perl-XML-SAX is not available in that DAG repo
>> anymore.
>> Everything was working properly till some weeks ago.
> see the recent posts by dag on this list, concerning the split of rpmforge 
> into several repos.

Actually I just subscribed to this mailing list :-)

Would you please so kind to tell me the subject and the date, so I can 
search in the archive of this mailing list ?

 			Thanks, Massimo

> The rpmforge repo is now intended to never replace base 
> packages, such packages are now in the new rpmforge extras repo (repo tag 
> rfx). This includes perl-XML-SAX on EL4.
> Briefly, you should configure yum to use these repos, using priorities and/or 
> disabling rfx by default (or whatever your policy is regarding superseding 
> base SL packages).
> BTW you shouldn't use the "dag" repo, although I think it's a link to 
> rpmforge currently.
> From what I understand base+rf should be "closed", so your report may mean 
> that perl-XML-Simple should move to rfx in el4.
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