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Re: Clean 5.6 Install

by arturo (Vicar)
on Feb 02, 2001 at 21:43 UTC ( [id://56041]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Clean 5.6 Install

Have you tried something along the lines of :

rpm -Uvh perl-5.6.0.*.rpm ?

If old directories remain, you can just go through by hand and delete 'em, that shouldn't be too hard.

Just removing it via RPM (do NOT do it by hand! =) might be hard, because a lot of RPMS depend on Perl (you could rpm -e --nodeps perl-foo, but that can be nasty)

Actually, RPM can be a pretty handy tool; I'd nab the source RPMS for Perl and do

rpm --rebuild perl-5.6.0.src.rpm
and then head to /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/[architecture]/ and do the -Uvh command described above.

Update I concur with tilly about this particular version, but the upgrade technique is the same for stabler versions =) also, make sure when you get SRPMS to get them for YOUR ARCHITECTURE (mdk RPMS won't necessarily work on RH and vice-versa)


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