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Posted on 2004-09-21
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So I want to uninstall Perl-5.8.0.
I do the following:
rpm -e perl

and I recieve the following:
error: Failed dependencies:
        perl is needed by (installed) logwatch-4.3.1-2
        perl >= 0:5.002 is needed by (installed) perl-Filter-1.29-3
        perl(Carp) is needed by (installed) perl-Filter-1.29-3
        perl(Config) is needed by (installed) perl-Filter-1.29-3
        perl(DynaLoader) is needed by (installed) perl-Filter-1.29-3
        perl(Exporter) is needed by (installed) perl-Filter-1.29-3
        perl(Getopt::Long) is needed by (installed) logwatch-4.3.1-2
        perl(Getopt::Std) is needed by (installed) gnupg-1.2.1-3
        perl(POSIX) is needed by (installed) logwatch-4.3.1-2
        perl(Socket) is needed by (installed) logwatch-4.3.1-2
        perl(Time::localtime) is needed by (installed) logwatch-4.3.1-2
        perl(strict) is needed by (installed) logwatch-4.3.1-2
        perl(strict) is needed by (installed) perl-Filter-1.29-3
        perl(vars) is needed by (installed) perl-Filter-1.29-3
        perl(warnings) is needed by (installed) perl-Filter-1.29-3
        /usr/bin/perl is needed by (installed) fbset-2.1-13
        /usr/bin/perl is needed by (installed) gnupg-1.2.1-3
        /usr/bin/perl is needed by (installed) isdn4k-utils-3.1-62
        /usr/bin/perl is needed by (installed) logwatch-4.3.1-2
        /usr/bin/perl is needed by (installed) MySQL-server-4.0.20-0
        /usr/bin/perl is needed by (installed) MySQL-client-4.0.20-0

I know for a fact that MySQL and Logwatch don't use perl.  So how do I force an uninstall of Perl.  I've tried uninstall each item from above but it runs me in circles about this needs that and that needs this.  Thanks for the help.

Chigs
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Try this:
rpm -e --nodeps perl

It will tell rpm not to do a dependencies check.

hope that helps,
Matt
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