ImageMagick, Djvu, and Perl-threaded - marked as IGNORE when updating

b. f. bf1783 at
Mon Dec 27 19:21:10 UTC 2010

On 12/27/10, David Southwell <david at> wrote:
>> > > > > What concerns me is perl-threaded _is_ installed but it can't see
>> > > > > it.
>> > > >
>> > > > Do you have in:
>> > > >
>> > > > etc/make.conf
>> > > >
>> > > > PERL_THREADED=true
>> > >
>> > > Perhaps I'm a little daft atm. Either way I want to be clear: Are you
>> > > saying the define needs to be in the make.conf so that it will build
>> > > correctly? It _does not_ actually look at what perl is installed?
>> > >
>> > > IF that is the case, then wtf? Either ImageMagick should be checking
>> > > the actual pkg installed, or the perl port should be defining this in
>> > > the make.conf, right? Seeing as perl already makes a define in
>> > > make.conf...
>> > >
>> > > Meanwhile I'll check it out. Cheers
>> >
>> > Yep you need that line in make.conf
>> Who made this claim?  This is not some standard, user-configurable
>> knob -- it is only used by 5 ports, and each of them assigns a value
>> to it in the port Makefile.  It shouldn't be set in make.conf.  As for
>> why it isn't working in Da Rock's case, he hasn't answered any of the
>> questions I asked him earlier.

> I suggest you see an earlier thread on same topic [ImageMagick Upgrade
> Problem].

That thread (I'm assuming you're referring to the one in Nov. on
FreeBSD-ports) is no longer relevant after Doug's commit (which was
announced in that thread):;r2=1.314

The suggestion that users set that variable was a temporary hack that
should never have been needed, were it not for the earlier problems
with the port, which have since been resolved (in part, anyway).
PERL_THREADED should only be defined when it is used, and should
record whether the perl port being used is threaded, and not some
user-selected value.

The questions I originally asked were in:

(This thread is a little hard to follow because it's spread between
two lists, -questions and -ports, with some replies not being sent to

> I also wonder if the OP's ports tree is up to date.

That's a good question.  He mentioned that he was updating a lot of
ports, so I'm assuming that it is, but it's something that he should


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