[Israel.pm] upgrading to Perl 5.8.4

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Thu May 20 00:29:31 PDT 2004


On Thursday 20 May 2004 10:31, Offer Kaye wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm using Mandrake 9.1.
> > This comes with Perl 5.8.0.
> >
> > I'd like to upgrade to Perl 5.8.4.
> > I'd rather do it through the RPM or the URPMI mechanism, in
> > order to have a consistent database. I've managed to find
> > perl-5.8.4-2mdk.src.rpm on the net, but I failed to properly
> > install it (it wants dependencies which I cannot seem to
> > provide).
> >
> > Can someone, please give me "dumb user" examples how to
> > install this from the srouce rpms? say, using the rpm
> > mechanism?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > --
> > Shlomo Yona
>
> By downloading a single rpm and trying to install it manually you are
> breaking the RPM method. The correct method would be to add the whole
> repository to urpmi and then tell it to install perl-5.8.4. It will then
> take care of dependencies.

Yes, but it may upgrade a large part of the system in the process. That's 
dangerous. Better to install from SRPM.

> Here for example is a list of ftp sites that have the perl-5.8.4 rpm:
> http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/1185729/com/perl-5.8.4-2mdk.i58
>6 .rpm.html
>
> So for example choosing the nluug site you would do from the command line:
> urpmi.addmedia nluug_cooker
> ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/Mandrake/devel/cooker/i586/Mandrake/R
>P MS/ with ../base/hdlist.cz
>

That's the Mandrake cooker. He may end up with a cooker distribution.

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

> I'm not quite sure that this works exactly the same way for source RPMs,
> but it should be similiar.
> Regards,
> ----------------------------------
> Offer Kaye
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