Problems with help2man and perl during Gnome upgrade
jb.quenot at caraldi.com
Wed Mar 16 06:08:45 PST 2005
* Fernan Aguero:
> If this is the case, the recommended procedure to update
> your perl and all of the modules, is the one shown in
> /usr/ports/UPDATING, read the entry for 20050201
Thanks for that information.
> BUT, once you install perl from ports you MUST run the use.perl
> script to adjust symlinks and other necessary things so that
> only ONE perl is seen and used.
The problem is that until upgrading Gnome I never cared about what
perl dists got installed. I don't use perl myself, it's the ports
system that is using it, so I'm warning about a possible Gnome
upgrade problem for other users.
Apparently, the Gnome ports and especially help2man are expecting
Perl 5.8 or at least only one perl port without enforcing it.
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