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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

Regards

anpcre

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A paste of the error you're getting would be appreciated, it would give us a much clearer picture as to whether we can help you. –  Adam Benayoun Aug 7 '09 at 7:17
    
I am sorry as I do not suffer from that error anymore. What I did for resolution was forcefully delete all conflicting perl rpms and then get them to re install via yum --- IT WORKED Anyway thanks for responding :) –  anpcre Aug 20 '09 at 8:18
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check out: http://serverfault.com/questions/37237/dependency-challenge-with-centos

Personally, my perl updates got sorted out around noon today...

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