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Installing perl-DBD-MySQL and Dealing with Dependency Issues on Linux

The other day, I just posted an article about setting up Perl on Windows for MySQL.

However, I just ran into an interesting Perl issue on Linux, and it was one slightly out of the ordinary, so I wanted to share the solution, as one might not find this one quickly otherwise.

The problem occured when trying to install the perl-DBD-MySQL module on a linux (CentOS) server, due to a dependency issue.

Most dependency issues are a little more straight-forward, but this one is what I’d almost call a ‘reverse’ dependency issue.

Here was the command:

shell$ yum install perl-DBD-MySQL

Here was the output/error:

Loaded plugins: dellsysid, fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package perl-DBD-MySQL.x86_64 0:3.0007-2.el5 set …
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