Perl won't update

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Fri Aug 24 21:36:43 UTC 2007

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:10:39 -0500
mcforum at wrote:

> > Installed compat-db-4.5.20-3.fc8 and db4 but still  can't install
> > perl.  Running yum -y upgrade perl.i386
> > leads to the following--
> > 
> > Running rpm_check_debug
> > --> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
> > ---> Package perl-devel.i386 4:5.8.8-25.fc8 set to be updated
> > ---> Package perl.i386 4:5.8.8-25.fc8 set to be updated
> > ---> Package perl-Test-Harness.i386 0:2.56-25.fc8 set to be updated
> > ---> Package perl-libs.i386 4:5.8.8-25.fc8 set to be updated
> > ---> Package perl-Test-Simple.i386 0:0.62-25.fc8 set to be updated
> > ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve:
> > Package perl-devel needs perl(ExtUtils::Embed), this is not
> > available. Package perl-devel needs perl(ExtUtils::Installed), this
> > is not available. Package perl-devel needs
> > perl(ExtUtils::MakeMaker), this is not available. Complete!
> > 
> Noted the responses that there are additional packages that can be
> installed to resolve the issue.
> There have been several instances where yum just gives up rather than
> collecting all the dependencies for a package.  Is this behavior an
> artifact of the merger of Extras?  Sometimes there is enough
> information to do a explicit yum install of the missing rpm.  Others
> like here seem to be a mystery until one is enlightened.

See bug:

I think this problem is due to an older version of yum not doing the
right thing, so the dependencies didn't get pulled in right, and now
the new more correct yum sees the rpm error and bails out. 

Ie, it's an existing condition from a previous (now fixed) yum bug. 

At least thats my understanding. 

If anyone seeing this could go add comments to that bug we can have the
info needed to make sure thats whats really happening. 

> TNWestTex

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