PORTS - no longer updated

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sun Jun 15 06:43:19 UTC 2008

Jos Chrispijn wrote:
> I use a port that no longer is supported thru the regular ports.
> p5-Text-ParseWords-3.1 Parse text into an array of tokens or array of 
> arrays
> ** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed)
>        - textproc/p5-Text-ParseWords (port directory error)
> Have tried to remove it, but then I get the message that there are still 
> other installed programs are using it.
> Would the only possibility be that I excluded it from being update by 
> adding it to pkgtools.conf or is there another way to correct this?

Text::ParseWords is provided by the basic perl port -- see, no
installed package:

% pkg_info -Ix ParseWords
pkg_info: no packages match pattern(s)

but the module is still there:

% perl -MText::ParseWords -le 'print $Text::ParseWords::VERSION;'

What you need to do is force delete the package:

  # pkg_delete -f p5-Text-ParseWords-3.1

and then run

  # pkgdb -Fu

to fix up the broken dependency linkages.  Everything that depended
on p5-Text-ParseWords would already depend on perl anyhow, so just
delete the dependency if pkgdb can't work it out for itself.



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