I get the following when trying to install perl-Time-HiRes:

host1:user1 > sudo yum install perl-Time-HiRes
Loaded plugins: product-id, security, subscription-manager
This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package perl-Time-HiRes.x86_64 4:1.9721-119.el6_1.1 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: perl = 4:5.10.1-119.el6_1.1 for package: 4:perl-Time-HiRes-1.9721-119.el6_1.1.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: 4:perl-Time-HiRes-1.9721-119.el6_1.1.x86_64 (rhel-6-6.2-server)
           Requires: perl = 4:5.10.1-119.el6_1.1
           Installed: 4:perl-5.10.1-129.el6.x86_64 (@anaconda-RedHatEnterpriseLinux-201301301459.x86_64/6.4)
               perl = 4:5.10.1-129.el6
           Available: 4:perl-5.10.1-119.el6_1.1.x86_64 (rhel-6-6.2-server)
               perl = 4:5.10.1-119.el6_1.1
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

I don't understand. It seems to be looking for perl-5.10.1-129? But the latest available is perl-5.10.1-119, as far as I can tell.

I have the EPEL repos enabled, though this package is from the repo rhel-6-6.2-server.

I am actually trying to install munin-node, but it fails on the same package.

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    It is looking for perl-5.10.1-119.el6_1.1. Note the trailing _1.1. Mar 20, 2014 at 16:55
  • Right, I didn't notice that. But I can't seem to upgrade perl to that. yum update perl says it is up to date. Mar 20, 2014 at 17:03
  • You should be using upgrade rather than update I suspect something is obsoleted. Mar 20, 2014 at 17:23
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    If you mean to be on RHEL 6.2 (bad idea) why did you install 6.4? Mar 21, 2014 at 0:44
  • @MichaelHampton good spot! Turns out I am actually on 6.4, but it was configured to use the 6.2 repos (guess a mistake when the server was built for me). Using the 6.4 repos worked fine. Thanks! Mar 21, 2014 at 11:23

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This is really a comment but I don't have enough points...

I've seen similar problems when doing yum updates. (and it is yum update not yum upgrade).

Usually, this is easily resolved by doing a "yum update ", i.e. "yum update perl" then, if that succeeds, do the "yum update perl-Time-HiRes"


As spotted by @MichaelHampton, I am actually using 6.4, but it was configured to use the 6.2 repos (guess a mistake when the server was built for me). Using the 6.4 repos worked fine.

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