Trying to update from Gnome 2.2 to 2.4

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Tue Dec 16 14:02:49 PST 2003

> Date: 15 Dec 2003 20:20:20 -0500
> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 20:20:20 -0500
> From: Adam Weinberger <adamw at>
> >> (12.15.2003 @ 1652 PST): Kevin Oberman said, in 1.6K: <<
> > I have already re-built perl and, this being CURRENT, the only perl I
> > have is the one installed from the port (5.6.1_15). I tried 'use.perl
> > port' just to be sure, but it made no difference.
> > 
> > I'm now suspicious that I have some residual files (perhaps from V4)
> > hanging around on this system and causing me problems. I may just REALLY
> > flush out all of the perl stuff and re-install once again.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> >> end of "Re: Trying to update from Gnome 2.2 to 2.4" from Kevin Oberman <<
> If you were running -STABLE but are now running -CURRENT, make sure you
> delete all the perl-related binaries out of /usr/bin or many
> perl-related operations will fail.
> I've sent requests for this to be added to the 4.x to 5.x section of
> /usr/src/UPDATING, but nobody's looked at it so far.
> # Adam

Thanks, Adam. I did have several executables in /usr/bin, but deleting
them did not help.

According to locate, I have the following perl items left in places
other than /var/, /usr/local/, and ports, all of which
I believe to be appropriate:
/usr/bin/perl (symlink to /usr/local/perl)
/usr/bin/perl5.6.1 (symlink to /usr/local/perl)
/usr/bin/suidperl (symlink to /usr/local/suidperl)

I still have the same problems. Could something already built before the
cleanup be biting me? I did a portinstall -Rf p5-XML-Parser, which
rebuilt libtool, expat, and perl. No improvement! 

All of the files seem to be identical (Expat.xs, proto.h, and
perl.h). The compiler is also the same (gcc version 3.3.3 [FreeBSD]
20031106). I guess I'm getting really baffled, here. Any ideas on what I
should look at?
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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