Problems with help2man and perl during Gnome upgrade
jb.quenot at caraldi.com
Wed Mar 16 02:51:22 PST 2005
First, thank you very much for the efforts of bringing the latest
Gnome to FreeBSD.
Before the upgrade, I had two perl dists installed, namely 5.6 and
5.8. I discovered that after trying to run gnome_upgrade.sh,
which failed at help2man, depending on p5-Locale-gettext not
installed in the perl dist used by this port.
The problem with help2man is that its configure script is designed
to call "perl" or "perl5" directly, maybe the configure script
could be patched with the real perl given by bsd.port.mk.
I find it also surprising to be able to have several perl dists
installed. I haven't come across a conflict, ever!
I decided to deinstall the old 5.6 perl, but help2man still
couldn't install, because the symlinks to the perl executable in
/usr/bin were removed when deinstalling perl 5.6.
Soooo! I tried to place the links myself, but help2man's
configure complained that pod2man was missing. So I removed the
broken perl 5.8, and pod2man reappeared. Then, help2man was happy
Besides that and a couple of other failures, I can now happily run
Gnome 2.10. Thank you!
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