Latest/perl.tbz symlink missing on FTP mirrors

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Mon Sep 21 20:19:25 UTC 2009

Erwin Lansing wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 01:15:22AM -0400, Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
>> Pav Lucistnik wrote:
>>> Hi Jeremy,
>>> yes, we (portmgr) noticed this too. But we don't know why it happens,
>>> yet.
>> I'm 99% sure its because lang/perl5.10 is built after lang/perl5.8 and
>> the latter sets NO_LATEST_LINK=yes.
>> 1) lang/perl5.10 should set latest link to perl5.10
>> 2) it should not set no latest link
>> 3) lang/perl5.8 should set latest link to perl5.8
> Peter Losher poked me about this a few days ago at EuroBSDCon and I
> looked into it, but didn't find the cause yet.  It's on my TODO list for
> when I get home.  Your analysis is unfortunately not right, as it's not
> just perl but from what I can tell all latest links, so something bad is
> definately going on.

Well that might be the 'current' case, but lang/perl5.10's latest link 
has not been present for 6+ months.

I'd be fine if lang/perl5.8 didn't override LATEST_LINK.  I still think 
1 and 2 are correct changes regardless of the underlying issue.

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