Certain perl ports overlapping with perl-5.8.2 install

Mathieu Arnold mat at mat.cc
Fri Jan 30 02:25:37 PST 2004

+-Le 29/01/2004 17:14 -0800, Ade Lovett écrivait :
| [Admin note: sent to perl@ and ports@ to hit a slightly wider audience
| initially - replies to perl@ only please]
| With my dinkering around with perl5.8.2, I've run into something of a
| problem.
| A number of ports, so far I have found:
| 	converters/p5-MIME-Base64
| 	devel/p5-Storable
| 	devel/p5-Test-Harness
| 	devel/p5-Test-Simple
| 	devel/p5-Time-HiRes
| 	net/p5-Net
| 	security/p5-Digest-MD5
| are also part of the lang/perl5.8 port.  Some of the ports are newer
| than those in perl5.8, others are the same, still others are older.
| However, what this does mean, that the following sequence:
| 	cd ${PORTSDIR}/lang/perl5.8; make install
| 	cd ${PORTSDIR}/{one-of-the-ports-above}; make install deinstall
| will end up removing parts of lang/perl5.8 port, resulting in much
| hilarity.
| With our local ports tree, I've simply added code to these ports to tag
| them as BROKEN for appropriate PERL_VERSION value, and then start the
| slow slog through the rest of the ports/packages we build to adjust
| dependencies accordingly, when a port tries to bring in one of these
| "troublemakers" as a dependency.
| This is a pretty disgusting hack, so I'm soliciting comments as to the
| right way to do this.

I'd say just put a :
to those which are newer and the same, and update the older ones.

Mathieu Arnold

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