Installing Openoffice.org-2-RC and bison conflicts
cswiger at mac.com
Mon Jun 18 23:12:56 UTC 2007
On Jun 18, 2007, at 3:59 PM, Clint Olsen wrote:
> I'm trying to install openoffice, and some sub-portion of the port is
> installing bison2, and later it tries to install bison and then it
> complains about conflicting ports. How is one supposed to deal with
> sub-port conflicts like these? Why do we /ever/ allow ports to have
> conflicts with other ports?
Two ports which install files to the same place conflict-- you can't
have two different versions of a file at the same path location.
With some work, it is possible to install multiple versions of some
ports (like Perl, Berkeley DB, GNU autoconf, etc) using a version #
suffix, and symlink the version you prefer to the unqualified name:
% ls -l /usr/local/bin/perl5
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 24 Mar 23 2006 /usr/local/bin/perl5@ -> /
...but it doesn't magically happen.
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