Perl CPAN and packages question

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Fri Jul 1 23:06:47 GMT 2005

Attos wrote:
> On 7/1/05, Will Andrews <will at> wrote:
>>On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 06:47:00PM -0400, Attos wrote:
>>>I installed some perl modules from CPAN using the MCPAN module and now
>>>whenever I run any utility that deals with the packages database I get
>>>the following two messages:
>>>pkg_info: package bsdpan-Term-ReadLine-Perl-1.0203 has no origin recorded
>>>pkg_info: package bsdpan-TermReadKey-2.30 has no origin recorded
>>>How can I fix this? Should I bother fixing it?
>>You can't fix it.  Upgrading ports only works for real packages,
>>not virtual ones like bsdpan-* which are generated by BSDPAN when
>>you install perl modules via MCPAN.
 > Thanks a lot, seems I have to live with it.
 > Thanks...

You don't necessarily have to live with it. There are FreeBSD ports for 
both those modules. You can install /usr/ports/devel/p5-ReadLine-Perl 
and /usr/ports/devel/p5-Term-ReadKey, which are at 1.0203 and 2.30, 
respectively, which is generally a better manoeuvre than installing 
ports via bsdpan anyway (because you get FreeBSD-specific patches, etc.)

# Adam

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