Packages and dependencies...

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Thu Mar 17 10:32:51 PST 2005

On Thursday 17 March 2005 09:52 am, Forrest Aldrich wrote:
> I am trying a different angle:  build the port as-is in the ports
> directory, with the expectation to use "pkg_add -p" to alter the
> installation PATH.
> However, one of the dependencies relies upon an older version of perl
> that isn't being built:
> ===>  Configuring for p5-Unix-Syslog-0.100
> env: /usr/local/bin/perl5.8.5: No such file or directory
> *** Error code 127
> Instead, I have perl5.8.6 in there.
> There must be a way to correct this dependency skew.?

You didn't read /usr/ports/UPDATING. There is a sequence that you have 
to follow when you update perl. When follow the instructions in 
UPDATING and you rebuild the ports such as p5-\*, you won't see your 


> Thanks.
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Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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