Description of problem:
amavisd-new-snmp can't be installed on EL8 because of dependency "net-snmp-perl" was dropped from EL8 and also not available on EPEL8
Steps to Reproduce:
yum install amavisd-new-snmp
Last metadata expiration check: 0:15:58 ago on Thu Oct 22 08:35:19 2020.
Problem: cannot install the best candidate for the job
- nothing provides perl(NetSNMP::ASN) needed by amavis-snmp-2.12.0-9.el8.noarch
- nothing provides perl(NetSNMP::OID) needed by amavis-snmp-2.12.0-9.el8.noarch
- nothing provides perl(NetSNMP::agent) needed by amavis-snmp-2.12.0-9.el8.noarch
- nothing provides perl(NetSNMP::default_store) needed by amavis-snmp-2.12.0-9.el8.noarch
(try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages or '--nobest' to use not only best candidate packages)
There is "net-snmp-perl" available on Okay-repo, but this downgrades also net-snmp-libs (and others).
Imho it was a very strange decission to drop the "net-snmp-perl", because potentially this cannot even put dedicated into EPEL8...
You are right that net-snmp-perl is not provided by EL 8. And that's a mistake in amavisd-new-snmp package. But that could change in EL 8.3 version because CentOS Stream 8, that is a rolling preview of the next RHEL minor release, provides the package <http://mirror.centos.org/centos/8-stream/AppStream/x86_64/os/Packages/net-snmp-perl-5.8-17.el8.x86_64.rpm>. Thus I believe this bug gets resolved when EL 8.3 is released.
FEDORA-EPEL-2020-ca1ac5519e has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 8. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2020-ca1ac5519e
FEDORA-EPEL-2020-ca1ac5519e has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 8 testing repository.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2020-ca1ac5519e
See also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for more information on how to test updates.
FEDORA-EPEL-2020-ca1ac5519e has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 8 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.