glib/perl prob w/ portupgrade (FreeBSD 5.2.1)

Tom McLaughlin tmclaugh at
Sun Jun 6 21:13:41 GMT 2004

On Sun, 2004-06-06 at 17:00, Scott I. Remick wrote:
> I'm having a strange problem upgrading ports that depend on glib (xchat,
> gaim, etc). My glib is at 2.4.1_1 and the current version is 2.4.2. The
> upgrade process for glib seems to think that perl isn't installed:
> ===>   glib-2.4.2 depends on file: /usr/local/bin/perl5.8.2 - not found
> But it is:
> su-2.05b# pkg_info | grep perl
> perl-5.8.4          Practical Extraction and Report Language
> su-2.05b# perl -v
> This is perl, v5.8.4 built for i386-freebsd-64int

Check /usr/ports/UPDATING for 20040531.  You've done step one already,
now do the next two steps.  This will probably run for a LONG time.  I
suggest spending that time with a good book, movie, or friends and
family you have not seen in a while.  Once that's done, you can run
portupgrade again to update any ports that were not affected by the perl
update, which will be probably next to none.


> It seems it's hard-coded to look for 5.8.2 and can't handle that I have
> 5.8.4. Anyways, as a result, if I let the portupgrade process continue it
> ultimately fails because upon attempting to install the new version of perl
> it realizes that perl IS actually installed, so it aborts. Then this leaves
> my perl install hosed and I need to make deinstall/reinstall on just perl to
> fix it.
> This is on a FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE system.
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