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Bug 135661 - Perl should obsolete perl-MIME-Base64 <= 3.01 or deliver >= 3.03
Perl should obsolete perl-MIME-Base64 <= 3.01 or deliver >= 3.03
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chip Turner
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Reported: 2004-10-14 03:00 EDT by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 5.8.6-2
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Last Closed: 2005-01-20 13:55:20 EST
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perl-5.8.5-MIME-Base64-3.05.patch (11.07 KB, patch)
2004-10-14 03:01 EDT, Robert Scheck
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Description Robert Scheck 2004-10-14 03:00:45 EDT
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 
perl-core fails.

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):

Actual results:
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.

Expected results:
a) or b), but I would prefer b) because a newer MIME::Base64 will
come some time, I guess.
Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2004-10-14 03:01:53 EDT
Created attachment 105187 [details]
Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2004-11-19 04:29:27 EST
Comment 3 Robert Scheck 2005-01-20 13:55:20 EST
Perl 5.8.6 contains MIME::Base64 = 3.05, so I'll close this bug, 
because perl-5.8.6-2 is in Rawhide.

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