upgrading perl blues

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Tue Feb 10 11:57:38 PST 2009

On Feb 10, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Frederique Rijsdijk wrote:
> Now tons of things are broken (looking for stuff in */site_perl/ 
> 5.8.8/* but that's now */site_perl/5.8.9/*) and I have to recompile  
> those that failed earlier:
> cd /var/db/pkg ; grep -r 'site_perl/5\.8\.8' * | awk -F\/ '{print  
> $1}' | sort | grep -v pkgdb | xargs portupgrade -fbp
> And after a couple of these cycles everything is OK again..
> Am I doing something wrong or .. what?

I'd imagine that reading this part of /usr/ports/UPDATING:

   AFFECTS: users of lang/perl5.8
   AUTHOR: skv at FreeBSD.org

   lang/perl5.8 has been updated to 5.8.9. You should update everything
   depending on perl. The easiest way to do that is to use
   perl-after-upgrade script supplied with lang/perl5.8. Please see
   its manual page for details.

...would have been helpful.


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