Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135661
Perl should obsolete perl-MIME-Base64 <= 3.01 or deliver >= 3.03
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
Description of problem:
If I want to use MimeDefang with Fedora Core 2 or 3/Devel, I've got
to use perl MIME::tools in an actual version (5.413), which requires
perl MIME::Base64 >= 3.03, but perl-5.8.5-9 only delivers the old
A third-party package (using the perl site directory) solves the
problems until the perl-core package is updated, then the perl core
package tries to obsolete the newer MIME::Base64 and updating of
I worked out two solutions which would be both okay for me and none
of them should really hurt Red Hat ;-)
a) Change the "Obsoletes: perl-MIME-Base64" to "Obsoletes: perl-MIME-Base64"
b) Upgrade the MIME::Base64 the perl core package to >= 3.03, for
this I'll attach a patch.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This problem is only indirect a Red Hat related problem, but it
would be fine, if this problem could be solved by Red Hat, that no
nasty workarounds are necessary by third-party people.
a) or b), but I would prefer b) because a newer MIME::Base64 will
come some time, I guess.
Created attachment 105187 [details]
Perl 5.8.6 contains MIME::Base64 = 3.05, so I'll close this bug,
because perl-5.8.6-2 is in Rawhide.