Perl upgrade problem...
m.seaman at black-earth.co.uk
Fri Feb 12 21:04:09 UTC 2010
On 12/02/2010 20:50, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 2:44 PM, Peter Harrison
> <peter.piggybox at virgin.net>wrote:
>> Up till now I've kept Perl on my machine at 5.8.9. I now see from UPDATING
>> that upgrading to 5.10 is recommended.
>> However, when I follow the instructions, I get the following error:
>> laptop# portupgrade -o lang/perl5.10 -f perl-5.8.9_3
> if you're referring to this:
> AFFECTS: users of lang/perl5.10
> AUTHOR: skv at FreeBSD.org
> lang/perl5.10 has been updated to 5.10.1. You should update everything
> that depends on perl. The easiest way to do that is to use
> "perl-after-upgrade" script supplied with lang/perl5.10. Please see its
> manual page for details.
> If you want switch to lang/perl5.10 from lang/perl5.8 please follow
> instructions in the entry 20090328 in this file.
> Then you have misunderstood what it's saying. That only applies to folks
> already running 5.10 and if you have no need for that then do nothing
> further. If you really believe you need to run 5.10 then you should follow
> the complete instructions from the entry.
Err... he's following the right instructions. It's just that since
those instructions were written there have been some badly thought-out
changes in bsd.ports.mk. Any time you try and use portupgrade to
replace one port with another now, you'll likely need to tell it to
ignore CONFLICTS settings:
# portupgrade -m DISABLE_CONFLICTS=yes -o lang/perl5.10 \
Then reinstall every port that depends on perl -- you can't use
perl_after_upgrade for this update: the delta in version numbers is too
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard, Flat 3
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