ProblemPerl dependency errors installing Veritas File System (VxFS) 5.1 for Linux on RHEL5
You may see perl dependency errors installing VxFS 5.1. VxFS provides a simple data placement tool, mkdstfs and this tool uses /usr/bin/perl.
How to Determine if Affected:
If you try to install 5.1, you may see the following:
# rpm -i VRTSvxfs-5.1.00.00-A39_RHEL5.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
/usr/bin/perl is needed by VRTSvxfs-5.1.00.00-A39_RHEL5.x86_64
perl(Getopt::Std) is needed by VRTSvxfs-5.1.00.00-A39_RHEL5.x86_64
perl(constant) is needed by VRTSvxfs-5.1.00.00-A39_RHEL5.x86_64
perl(strict) is needed by VRTSvxfs-5.1.00.00-A39_RHEL5.x86_64
Install a RHEL5 package on the system containing /usr/bin/perl.
Symantec will change the mkdstfs perl script to point to the perl utility from the VRTSperl package. This will be fixed in 5.1 Rolling Patch (RP) 1.
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