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Yum Update fails due to conflicting perl packages

I have a CentOS 5.2 i386 Production box with Qmail, LAMP etc

now since it showed me that it could upgrade to 5.3, i downloaded all the packages using yum update

However, the update fails due to perl packages conflicting

I believe that while installing Qmail, I had tried for Mailscanner and thus it upgraded the per itself

I read somewhere that we can uninstall the conflicting rpms and then go for the upgrade

But, I am about 50 % sure that if I go ahead and uninstall perl, my server will crash like a falling house of cards

Also, perl is needed by variety of packages working including vpopmail etc

Thus, I request anyone to please tell me if we have a safer solution to this

IF there is no solution to this, then can somebody please teach me how to backup and restore Qmail as it is. I can handle the rest of the things

I sincerely appreciate those who have read and even thought about my problem

In anticipation of a solution



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marked as duplicate by mrdenny Nov 22 '11 at 12:58

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Can you provide the output from yum update (specifically what is conflicting). Secondly, have you considered just not doing the upgrade and clearing the cache: yum clean all? – Swoogan Jul 23 '09 at 22:34

You can temporarily disable the repository, containing older version of your incompatible packages using --disable-repo=XXX switch where XXX is the repository name.

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