Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5498
perl-MD5 package missing in 6.1
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
There is no perl-MD5 package in 6.1. This prevents me from
accessing the internet (RoadRunner cable modem) until I
obtain and install it.
perl-MD5 is now part of the main perl package.
Are you sure? :-)
[rtucker@04355 rtucker]$ rpm -qil perl | grep MD5
Seems to be all that's there in relation to MD5... -rt
I retreived the perl-MD5-1.7-6.i386.rpm from the Red Hat 6.0
Distribution, and preformed an rpm -qlip on it. Here's the files
I then compared it to my fresh Red Hat 6.1 install. The only file
instaled on the 6.1 system (custom, install everything) was the
Unless it's been totally hidden using different filenames, (I tried to
locate them) then there is no perl-MD5 on this system.
This is right. Perl MD5 is missing..
Work around: take perl-MD5 in srpms in RH6.0
rpm -ba perl-MD5.spec and use the new rpm...
You must include this new RPM in the errate ASAP
I found the perl-MD5 rpm on the secure apache CD in the Professional Edition.
Why is it there?
This is important and it's a simple fix. Why isn't it in the errata yet?
An additional problem is that performing an upgrade removes the perl-MD5
I see two solutions, one of which should be posted to the errata
1. Remove the MD5 module man page from the perl rpm and fix the updater so
that it doesn't remove perl-MD5 for those of us who want to keep it.
2. Add MD5 as a standard part of the perl rpm.
The perl-MD6 package is now part of the perl package as of perl-5.00503-7
and later from Raw Hide.
Solving the problem in Rawhide is NOT a fix for RHL 6.1. Why doesn't Red Hat
just issue an erratum for this? It's simple to fix.
Whichever way you look at it, the official RPM for Perl on RHL 6.1 is still